Magis Fellowship for Undergraduate Students

The creation of the Magis Fellowship for undergraduate students was a student-led initiative lead by the campus' M.E.Ch.A. club. Funded by the Associated Student of the University of San Francisco (ASUSF) Senate, the Magis Fellowship provides an opportunity for undergraduate students and the larger undocumented community. Fellowship grants are awarded based on the scope of the proposed project (not to exceed $8,000 per student per academic year).

Deadline: The application deadline is rolling.  

Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Magis Fellowship, students must:

  • be an undergraduate student
  • be in good academic standing
  • be able to develop innovative projects which address specific barriers and challenges faced by the undocumented community.

Projects

Working closely with a faculty or staff mentor from the Working Group to Support Undocumented Students, Magis Fellows will develop innovative projects which address specific barriers and challenges faced by the undocumented community. Projects should seek to: educate the campus community; build support for undocumented students off and on campus; and/or improve access to higher education for undocumented students.

Projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning an educational presentation or workshop for the USF community
  • Publishing a blog, Op-Ed, or another piece of public scholarly writing
  • Developing of a policy brief or position paper
  • Supporting the Working Group to Support Undocumented Students.

Fellows receive support from faculty and staff mentors to ensure the fellowship does not only benefit the campus community but is also a developmental and leadership opportunity for the student.

Application

The application for the Magis Fellowship requires profile information, a personal statement explaining student’s connection to the issue (no more than 250 words), and a description of the proposed project (no more than 250 words).

For more information, please email diversity@usfca.edu or call (415) 422-2821.

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