2020/2021 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE LLOYD C. GARDNER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
IN LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL POLICY
The Gardner Fellowship focuses on issues of crucial contemporary significance and prepares students for lives of service and leadership. The Program provides 12-15 SAS juniors with a year-long opportunity to deepen their understanding of major global issues, develop strong leadership skills, and take a prominent role in addressing these issues.
Students participate in a two-semester course sequence including an intensive fall seminar featuring guest speakers (Fall 2020 Topic: “Security and Sustainability”) and a spring independent research project completed under the supervision of a Rutgers faculty mentor. Fellows also take trips to the United Nations and Washington, DC, and are provided with scholarship aid and research support.
An honors seminar: “Security and Sustainability”
United Nations tour, briefings with missions to the UN in New York
Directed study: Independent research project completed under the direction of a Rutgers faculty member
Trip to Washington D.C. to meet with elected officials, journalists, and representatives of NGOs
Alumni Network Event: Panels, discussion, and networking with former Gardner Fellows now in post-graduate study or working in non-profits, private sector, and government.
For more information about the Gardner Fellowship Program, please visit:
Detailed application instructions are available at:
- All application instructions can be downloaded above.
- You must submit two letters of recommendation as part of the application packet. All letters are due in March 2019, so it's important to contact your references early.
- 500-750 word essay responding to the question: What do people need in order to have sustained security in the 21st century?
- Unofficial Transcript (see detailed instructions for downloading transcripts)
- CV or resume
- Optional letter introducing yourself to the committee