Updated 22 October 2013
There are several parts to this application process. The first step is your registration of basic personal information. Starting Friday, 10 January, 2014, you may access the registration form via a link that we will post on this webpage. Before you register, be sure you have read the prospective action research projects, can describe the skills and strengths you would bring to those projects, and have downloaded your current academic transcript from Ecampus. After you register, we will send you an email with instructions on how you and your three references should submit four of the five required electronic documents. These documents will need to be emailed as an attachment to the unique email address we provide you with. The application deadline is Tuesday, 28 January, 2014 at 5 pm. We urge you to begin the application process early, to ensure that all required documents, including letters of recommendations are submitted by the deadline
1. You will email a recent (unofficial, electronic) academic transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should access this now through Ecampus, since you will be asked to enter your current GPA when you fill out the registration form, and these GPAs must match.
2. You will email your personal application essay to the unique email address we send you. Download the Personal Application Essay Template
3. You will email the unique email address we send you to a Santa Clara University faculty member who you would like to help supervise research (should you be awarded a fellowship). This is a research fellowship, and if awarded a fellowship, you will conduct research in the developing world. You should consult with a faculty member about your readiness to conduct research, and their willingness to supervise your research prior to sending the URL. Copy and paste this text into your email.
4. You will email the unique email address we send you to an immersion or service supervisor who can comment on your community service experience. Copy and paste this text into your email.
5. You will email the unique email address we send you to a peer or teammate who can comment on their experience of you on a team. Copy and paste this text into your email.
Personal Application Essay
After you register with basic personal information, you will be sent a unique email address where you will email your personal application essay to. You must answer all the questions below, within the word limit, and then send it as an attachment.
Download the Personal Application Essay Template
1. Why would you wish to be a Global Social Benefit Fellow? What aspects of action research appeal most to you? How will a fellowship in social entrepreneurship help you achieve your career goals? (350 words)
2. How do you anticipate drawing from the fellowship to enhance your academic experience as a senior? Describe any senior research/capstone/thesis requirements you plan to fulfill, and what skills or knowledge you would like to develop through the fellowship. Report on any conversation you have had with your instructors or academic advisors. (200 words)
3. Describe an experience of learning from people of a culture different than your own, or of learning from people who think and behave differently than you do. (200 words)
4. Describe an experience you have had of mediating conflict on a team or within a group. Describe the origins of the conflict, what role you played in mediating the conflict, and how the conflict was resolved, if it was. (150 words)
5. Describe what activities you have planned to be involved in over the next year, and which of these you would have to forgo in order to complete this year-long fellowship. This fellowship requires a sustained, nine-month long commitment, equivalent in time and effort required for a minor. (100 words)
6. Assess your own weaknesses as a candidate. Describe anything you know about yourself that you think might be an obstacle to successfully completing the fellowship. (150 words)
Please insert a small picture of yourself at the end of the application.
We will review each applicant's materials individually, and determine a pool of candidates we will/will not interview. If we make the determination that we will not interview you, we will inform you as soon as possible. If you are placed in the pool of applicants to interview, we will schedule a 30 minute interview with you in February. We will then interview finalists throughout the month of February. We will make award letters on a rolling basis, throughout several weeks during the month of February. All decisions will be made no later than the first week of March. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.