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 applications for 2018/2019 GWA Fellows are now open! Submit your application today! 

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

Applications are due March 16!  


Important Dates

Applications Due: 
MARCH 16, 2018


We are excited to begin recruitment for a new class of GWA Fellows for the 2018/2019 academic year. We are seeking dynamic, enthusiastic, committed undergraduate and graduate students to apply to the GWA Student Fellowship Program for the 2018/2019 academic year. 

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 your CV/resume through this electronic form no later than March 16. You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview shortly after March 16. Please share any questions with Alexis Downey ( or Melody Fox Ahmed (, Directors of the Student Fellowship Program. We look forward to receiving your application!

Meet the Inaugural Fellows

Our five inaugural fellows represent a diverse cross section of the Georgetown experience (undergraduate and master’s students, part- and full- time, even an alumna, oh my!) and spend the year with GWA leadership as they work on mission-driven projects and add their voices to the Alliance.  


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

CC Borzilleri                                                                Elizabeth O. Johnson
COL 2019                                                                     MSB 2019