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Engelhardt Social Justice Fellowship


Application Deadline: March 5th, 2021

The application for the 2021 Engelhardt Fellowship is now open. Review of applications will begin on Monday, March 8th, 2021 and continue until all positions are filled. 


Are you a student from Henry Ford College or the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (UM-LSA)?  Have you worked, or are you currently working with a local organization dedicated to social justice? This paid fellowship opportunity might be right for you.

Program Details:

The Engelhardt Social Justice Fellowship (ESJF) offers an opportunity for students and organizations to propose a mutually beneficial summer project. Students whose projects are selected will be paid $5,000 for ~300 hours of work with the sponsoring organization. Interns and organizations create their own work schedule, but the required hours must be completed by August 30, 2021. 

Fellowship recipients must be available from Monday, May 10th, 2021 through Friday, July 9th, 2021. During this period, fellows will meet weekly for seminars on topics like professional skills, social justice activism, community-university partnerships, and potential career paths in the non-profit sector. The specific seminar dates will be determined at a later date, based on selected fellows’ work schedules and up-to-date public health guidelines.  

Eligible Students Must:

  • Be an enrolled undergraduate in good academic standing in a degree program in either Henry Ford College or UM-LSA during the time of the fellowship.
  • 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 10th to July 9th) and able to participate in weekly training at the U-M Ann Arbor and/or HFC campus (workshops will be held in both locations with transportation opportunities made available as needed). If in-person gatherings are restricted, the fellowship will proceed in an online format. 

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2020 Engelhardt Social Justice Fellows



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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