Student Fellowship Program

The GWA Student Fellowship Program was created to directly connect Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students to the leadership of GWA, and give students the opportunity to contribute to our organization’s mission and goals. The fellowship not only provides students with the opportunity to be an active member of the GWA Steering Committee, it also connects Fellows with GWA leadership and offers professional development and leadership opportunities. Fellows are also matched with a mentor in a leadership role on our campus.

Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 Student Fellowship Program!

Our Fellowship Program’s guiding pillars are: Leadership – Mentorship – Professional Development 

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 5-10 hours per month working with GWA over a full academic year (August 26 – May 5)
  • Attendance at monthly GWA Steering Committee meetings (academic conflicts are excused)
  • Participation on a GWA committee
  • Pairing with a mentor
  • Development and implementation of a project of choice—with support from GWA—that contributes to the goals of GWA
  • 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 5-10 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

Applications for Fellowships for Academic Year 2020-2021 are now open! Please note our extended deadline of Sunday, May 17, 2020 (by midnight).

Please reach out to Mary Cate Curley ( with any questions.

What Can You Do as a GWA fellow?

Read about the Women on the Walls project by a GWA fellow!

Meet the 2019-2020 Student Fellows

Meet the 2019/2020 Fellows

Our four 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.

Mia Bravo

SFS 2021

Learn more about Mia!

Eliza Lafferty

COL 2021

Learn more about Eliza!

Tianna Mobley

COL 2020

Learn more about Tianna!

Marie Swain

SFS 2020

Learn more about Marie!

Meet Our 2018-2019 Alumnae!

CC Borzilleri (GWA Senior Fellow)

COL 2019

Learn more about CC!

Erin Conn

SOM 2019

Learn more about Erin!

Anna Landre

SFS 2021

Learn more about Anna!

Shakera Vaughan

COL 2019

Learn more about Shakera!

Katie O’Hara (HoyasForShe Fellow)

AMUS 2021

Learn more about Katie!

Meet Our 2017-2018 Alumnae!

Lucy Obus

COL 2011, CCT 2018

Learn more about Lucy!

Kaela Jackson

COL 2018

Learn more about Kaela!

Lauren Stricker

SFS 2018

Learn more about Lauren!

CC Borzilleri

COL 2019

Learn more about CC!

Elizabeth O. Johnson

MSB 2019

Learn more about Elizabeth!