Online 2017-18 application form
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BONNER CENTER PUBLIC HEALTH FELLOW
Program Summary Two Bonner Center Public Health Fellows are selected by a competitive process to serve during the coming academic year. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply. Bonner Scholars are not eligible to apply. A Fellow receives a $4,000 award. A Fellow is selected based on their demonstrated commitment to community issues, ability to initiate and complete projects, and interest in the issues of public health, especially issues that have a common local and global impact. Fellows work under the direction of Bonner staff.
• The award is prestigious and carries substantial responsibilities.
• The Fellow will receive a $4,000 fellowship, half applied to the tuition and the remaining paid directly to the student in four checks (4 X $500), two per semester.
• The award is for one academic year, but Fellows are eligible to re-apply for a second year.
• A Fellow can be removed from their position should Bonner staff determine work is not being completed satisfactorily.
A Bonner Center Public Health Fellow...
• cannot be a Bonner Scholar
• reports to the Community Engagement Training Coordinator
• works with Bonner staff
• reports 140 hours total per semester (47 hours must be performed off-campus with an approved local nonprofit)
• must attend Premester and complete
• must attend biweekly 2-hour management, site operations and leadership meetings.
• must keep accurate records of volunteer hours.
• must document work and progress of the site.
• must participate in the Community Service Institute.
• must present at the Guilford Undergraduate Symposium
• $4000 Fellowship
• Membership in the Project Community Council
• Opportunities to travel, attend conferences, workshops, etc.
• Opportunities for community, academic and professional recognition.
• Letters of recommendation from regional and national nonprofits and orgs
• Letters of recommendation from non-academics (it helps to have more than professors' letters)
• Strong portfolio that gets you to the “next level”
• Tons of networking, education, employment and career-building opportunities
• Documented evidence of accomplishments
• Concrete projects and examples of service and advocacy work
• Assistance in creation of online resume, Web identity and promotion