Monday, November 05, 2007

Compton Mentor Fellowships 2008

The Compton Mentor Fellowship is a $36,000 one-year grant for graduating seniors to "work and study" (after graduation) with a mentor of the student's choice anywhere in the world. The subjects of proposals should involve social activism and community service on subjects related to environmental degradation, energy policy, climate change, rapid population growth, economic opportunity and justice, or fostering peace and human rights (or a combination of these subjects and related environmental issues).

Early preparation of a proposal is essential. Each student must identify and communicate with a potential mentor prior to submitting an application. Mentors may not be Morehouse faculty or staff, but may be anyone who can effectively assist you in successfully completing your proposed project. A description of the role of mentors and a suggested application preparation schedule along with downloadable application materials are at our website: or Dr. Blumer, or (Hope Hall, 302) will be happy to assist you by discussing your proposal ideas and reviewing proposal drafts.

Morehouse is one of only nine colleges and universities that have been invited to nominate two graduating seniors each year (as many as eight fellowships will be awarded in 2008). This is an exceptional opportunity (akin to the Watson, Marshall, and Rhodes fellowships). Proposals are only submitted to the Compton Foundation via the Morehouse College nomination committee. The submission deadline is Monday, February 11, 2008 to Dr. Blumer.