About the Ralph W. Voorhees Fellowship Program in Public Service
The Ralph W. Voorhees Program in Public Service awards up to five (5) fellowships of $5,000 each annually. Selected students are part of a semester-long collaborative applied research project with a community organization. Fellows meet weekly during class time to work on the studio project, build skills, reflect on community experiences, and meet community leaders from New Jersey and beyond. Students earn three credits in the Fall semester of their junior or senior year and present their project publicly at the end of the term. The studios have worked in a variety of subject areas including community healthcare, housing and foreclosure, ports and goods movement, and urban agriculture and food-related community economic development.
The Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service Fellowship is open to undergraduate students from any major in any school at Rutgers University.
The Fellowship Experience
- Students will meet weekly to work on a community-based research project with a local organization
- Network and interact with community members
- Present research publicly at the end of the semester
- Participants are able to become a part of the Fellowship alumni network upon completion of the Fellowship Program and meet other civic leaders
Application materials can be found at http://policy.rutgers.edu/academics/undergrad/voorhees.php.