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Engelhardt Social Justice Fellowship


Application Deadline:

The application for the 2021 Engelhardt Fellowship will go live in December, 2020. Review of applications will begin on Friday, February 26th, 2021


Program Details:

The University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts (UM-LSA), with support from the Engelhardt Family Fund and the Mellon Foundation, invites applications from students who have worked or are currently working with a local organization dedicated to social justice (broadly defined). This year the ESJF will support up to 10 undergraduate students from UM-LSA and Henry Ford College who propose mutually beneficial projects with a local partner organization.

The fellowship is comprised of:

  1. A paid internship based on a well-developed work plan
  2. Professional development and cohort networking
  3. Weekly seminars centered on reflection and skill-building

The fellowship experience is an 8-week, paid internship that will take place from MondayMay 11 to Monday, June 29.  Engelhardt Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000. Applicants in need of additional financial assistance are encouraged to apply for the LSA Internship Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 to LSA students with demonstrated financial need. Applications for the LSA Internship open at the beginning Winter semester, close in the Spring semester and are considered on a semi-rolling basis.

Eligible Students Must:

  • Be an enrolled undergraduate in good academic standing in a degree program in either Henry Ford College or UM-LSA 
  • Co-create a project with a community organization within southeast Michigan that focuses on social justice, broadly defined.
  • Have an existing connection to that partnering community organization.
  • Be available for the full duration of the Fellowship (May 11 to June 29) and able to participate in weekly trainings at the U-M Ann Arbor and/or HFC campus (workshops will be held in both locations with transportation opportunities made available as needed).

View the Call for Proposals Here

2020 Engelhardt Social Justice Fellows



Community Partner

Katherine Coyle

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Washtenaw County Sheriff Community Outreach Department

Abigail Murray

Henry Ford College

Gleaners Community Food Bank

Rebecca Surman

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

American Friends Service Committee

J. Tyran Chandler

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

American Friends Service Committee

Jessica Schrader

Henry Ford College

The Mariners Inn SHE Program 

Elyas Perry

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Michigan Democracy Institute for Civic Engagement (M-DICE)

Malana Chan

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Healthy Asian Americans Project

Michelle Byun

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC)

Jaya Thyagarajan

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Telling It!

Atika Nusrat

Henry Ford College

Women of Banglatown 

Rasheda Al-Asbahi

Henry Ford College

Coding Out of Poverty