Become an ASG Fellow
The ASG Fellowship is an exciting new opportunity for students of the UNC System. The Fellowship awards $1000 apiece to four students each semester. While open to any student, priority will be given to those who are not graduating this year and do not have prior experience with ASG.
Applications for the Fall 2020 cohort are due by 11:59pm on Friday, 24 July 2020.
How does it work?
Fellows will work with each other, ASG executive board members, and Student Body Presidents from across the system to study emerging, cross-disciplinary issues in higher education and the state of North Carolina.
Fellows will work together to identify an issue or opportunity facing UNC System students. They will draw on their backgrounds, formal education, stakeholder interviews, and academic and professional research to construct a history of the issue, draft a set of alternatives, and prepare a comprehensive presentation with their recommendations for students, staff, faculty, and/or policymakers.
Throughout the process, Fellows will participate in short skills workshops and networking events tailored to their academic and professional interests. Fellows will have access to the expertise of peers from other institutions and disciplines; the connections of Student Body Presidents at each UNC school; and direct mentorship and project support from the ASG executive board.
In line with the mission of ASG to promote the affordability and accessibility of education, each Fellow will also receive a $1000 stipend, unrestricted and usable for any purpose. The stipend is disbursed half ($500) up front, with the remaining amount distributed over the course of August through November ($125 each month).
Who is eligible?
Any student in good standing is eligible to apply, regardless of prior experience. The Fellowship will be tailored to the interests and needs of Fellows; Fellows will be chosen based on the diversity of perspectives they bring to their cohort and the value they will receive from the professional development opportunities built into the Fellowship.
Prospective ASG Fellows should:
Be a student in good standing at one of the seventeen UNC System schools, or be an incoming student to one of these schools
Not currently be a delegate or employee of ASG
Provide a statement of purpose (about 500 words) on their educational and career goals
Have a reliable internet connection and be available for meetings with their cohort each week
How do I apply?
The application is available here. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Friday, 24 July 2020.
The UNC Association of Student Governments does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations, including selection of Fellows. If you need accommodations to access or complete the application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Accommodations.”