Student Fellowship Program

The GWA Fellowship Program was created to directly connect undergraduate and graduate students at Georgetown to the leadership of GWA, and give students the opportunity to contribute to our organization's mission and goals. The fellowship provides students with direct mentorship from the leadership of the GWA Steering Committee, professional development and leadership opportunities through program development, outreach and communication efforts, and research on women's leadership. Our application for 2018/2019 GWA Fellows is closed. The application for 2019/2020 Fellows will open in Spring 2019. 

Our Fellowship Program's guiding pillars are: Leadership - Mentorship - Professional Development 

Important Dates

Our 2019/2020 application will open in spring 2019!

As a Fellow, you will be part of a selective group—mentored, supported, and coached by the talented leadership of the GWA Steering Committee—to help drive the work of our organization forward and also connect our work to our student members, who make up half of our membership. You will also have access to professional opportunities and funding to support and grow your interests in women’s leadership..

The scope of the GWA Fellowship includes:

  • Commitment of 15 hours per month working with GWA over a full academic year (August 29 - May 4) 
  • Attendance at monthly GWA Steering Committee meetings (academic conflicts are excused)
  • Membership on a GWA committee
  • Pairing with a GWA mentor
  • Biweekly meetings with GWA mentor, and monthly meetings with a GWA Student Fellowship Program Director
  • Development and implementation of a project of choice—with support from GWA—that contributes to the goals of GWA
  • Serve as a contributor to GWA's blog
  • General contribution to the GWA mission to connect people from across Georgetown to foster an environment where women grow, learn, and thrive through support of GWA programming development, outreach and communication, and research.
In exchange for 15 hours per month, Fellows have access to: 
  • Significant leadership opportunities within the GWA, including participation on the Steering Committee
  • Direct mentorship from a senior member of Georgetown's administration
  • Professional opportunities for Fellows to support undergraduate and graduate women’s leadership at Georgetown University through work in program development, outreach and communications efforts, and research on women’s leadership
  • A network of leaders on Georgetown's campus who are advancing the work of women's leadership

Application Information

To be considered for this fellowship, students are asked to complete an electronic application and upload their CV/resume. Our application process has closed. The application for 2019/2020 Fellows will open in spring 2019. Please share any questions with Alexis Downey (, Director of the Student Fellowship Program. 

Meet the 2018/2019 Fellows

Our five Fellows represent a diverse cross section of the Georgetown experience and will spend the year with GWA leadership as they work on mission-driven projects and add their voices to the Alliance.

CC Borzilleri (GWA Senior Fellow)                   Erin Conn                                     Anna Landre
COL 2019                                                             SOM 2019                                   SFS 2021


Shakera Vaughan                            Ulie Xu                                                                     Katie O'Hara
COL 2019                                          COL 2021                                                                AMUS 2019

2017/2018 Fellows  

Lucy Obus                                                     Kaela Jackson                                                     Lauren Stricker
COL 2011, CCT 2018                                    COL 2018                                                            SFS 2018

CC Borzilleri                                                                Elizabeth O. Johnson
COL 2019                                                                     MSB 2019