The Amy Rossborough Fellowship Program awards up to $1,500 to undergraduate students to complete a semester or year long social justice project in the New Haven area. Past recipients have organized projects ranging from hosting economic empowerment workshops for young women, to conducting yoga classes for under-served populations, to art projects that examine social inequalities in New Haven.
Students awarded the fellowship have monthly meetings with the fellowship coordinator and other fellows and present their project at a colloquium at the end of the academic year. The fellowship is run through the Yale University Women’s Center.
The Amy Rossborough Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Rossborough family, in honor of their daughter Amy (1959–1979). Amy was a political activist and a fight for women’s rights and social justice when she died in the summer before her senior year at Yale.
The Amy Rossborough Fellowship Program is currently not accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. Applications will open for the 2014-2015 school year in April 2015.
More information can be found on their website, and you can read about one student’s Rossborough project to provide a financial literacy class in the Yale Daily News.