The Jean Donovan Summer Fellowship is named in honor of Jean Donovan, an American woman who lived, worked, and died in solidarity with the impoverished and oppressed of El Salvador in the 1980s. The Jean Donovan Summer Fellowship is designed to encourage and support students who desire to deepen their understanding of social justice issues through a summer community-based learning experience. The Fellowship provides $2,000 in grant funding to recipients. All students who will be returning to Santa Clara University for the following year are eligible. The grant is intended to help cover costs for the summer experience, such as travel, lodging, and program costs. It may also be used as a stipend for students who engage in unpaid work in the community closer to home. It may not be used toward formal study abroad programs.
Spend the summer working with youth in Los Angeles. Work with Habitat for Humanity in Chile. Teach English to children in Vietnam. Do you yearn to work for social justice? Let this Fellowship help!
See the Fellows from 2000–12 and read example projects. Read More
Find out about the Ignatian Center's collaboration with Paintbrush Diplomacy to facilitate artwork exchanges locally and abroad. Read More
Valerie Sarma: email@example.com
Paintbrush Diplomacy Reflection
From having grown up in Jakarta, Indonesia for most of my life, I had been privy to the hardships befalling those who existed right outside my car window, beggars with arms outstretched, hoping for spare change or children dancing on the streets, the soles of their feet rubbing against the concrete. Read More
Caring for the whole person.
An important principle of Jesuit education is care for the whole person. The Jesuit philosophy places a student's humanity first, creating a personalized educational environment where thoughtful questions can be considered.