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Students who are entering their sophomore, junior or senior year are eligible to apply for the prestigious Jane Addams Service Fellowship Program. Through the fellowship, students initiate programs on campus that raise awareness about social and political issues. In addition, Jane Addams Service Fellows typically work in meaningful roles with nonprofit agencies that have been identified as Rockford University community partners.
There is an application process for Jane Addams Service Fellows and selection is made on a competitive basis. Any full-time student is eligible to apply.
Terms of this fellowship include the following:
- Fellows must commit to a minimum of 110
hours per semester providing service on the Rockford University campus and in
the Rockford community.
- Fellows must live on campus and have a
- Fellows will be assigned to a residence
hall to work collaboratively with the RA to develop service programs/events for
- Fellows are limited to 10 hours of
off-campus employment per week.
- Fellows must attend bi-monthly group
meetings and individual 1:1 meetings with Director or Graduate Assistant.
- Jane Addams Service Fellows must commit
to giving 110% to the program.
- Fellows will be financially responsible
for hours not completed by the last day of class.
- Minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA and in
good academic and disciplinary standing with the University (will be verified
by Donnette Tinsley, Director of Jane Addams Center).
- Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate
student with a minimum of 12 college credit hours completed at Rockford
- Gain leadership skills in planning an
event from beginning to end, including: fundraising, communication, working
with others, publicity and marketing, implementation and evaluation of
- Build relationships with fellow team
members and community partners.
- Team building opportunities with fellow
- Engage the campus community (student,
faculty, and staff) in programs and events.
- Receive a discount of 50% on the cost
of a double room rate per semester. If you choose housing different than the
double room rate, candidates must see the Director of Residence Life to
determine the additional out-of-pocket expense.
"Jane Addams Fellowship not only offers an opportunity to organize civic engagement events on campus, but it also provides fellows with needed resources to help those who need help at a local, national and an international level. The Jane Addams Center provides its fellows with necessary tools and experience to lead them to make a difference in people’s lives. If you have a passion for social justice and you want to make a real difference in the world, Jane Addams Center is the perfect place. It is our belief that nothing shrivels the meaning of human life like the ignorance of great opportunities for the care of the underprivileged.” —Jane Addams Fellow