MOR Fellowship: How to Apply

The stipulations on the awards are:

  • The project must be completed by September 1.
  • Criteria for evaluation of an application will include the intellectual rationale for the project, its feasibility, and relevant aspects of the student’s background.
  • The results of the project will be presented to the IDAAS community at an event in the fall semester organized by the fellow(s). Thus, only students returning to Claremont Colleges in the following fall are eligible.
  • No academic credit will be granted for the project. We invite students to explore receiving ½ course credit and/or summer research stipend at their home college in conjunction with the project.
  • Some tangible project must come out of the fellowship that can be turned in (e.g. policy memo, film, booklet, workshop curricula, public health comic book)


  • Internship with Women for Genuine Security (Website)
  • Internship with Gabriela Network (Website)
  • Internship with Hawaii Peace and Justice (Website)

Eligibility Requirements:
Undergraduate and graduate students returning to Claremont Colleges in the following fall are eligible.

Applications for the grant are due Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 5pm. Please turn in a hard copy to IDAAS office AND send a copy to

Application Instructions:

Each application must include:

  • a cover page that includes your name, local address and local phone number, cell phone, permanent address and phone number, email address, year of graduation, majors(s), minor(s), college
  • a current transcript
  • a resume
  • Personal Statement: The personal statement can include but is not limited to:
    • Briefly describe your connection to the community with whom you will work.
    • Describe how your personal background, experiences, and/or unique qualifications best suit you for this fellowship project.
    • Describe a personal or professional challenge that you’ve faced in the past five years and how you overcame that challenge.
    • Describe your public interest work, volunteer service, coursework and other relevant experiences that have equipped you with the skills, including organizational and project management skills, to accomplish the proposed fellowship project.
  • Project Proposal:
    • Describe the scope and purpose of your intended project.
    • Draft timeline that highlights major deliverables throughout the summer.
    • A proposed budget request that includes all costs, materials, and other items relevant to your project. In the past students have included printing, travel costs, etc.

The grant may be taken totally or partially as a stipend, in which case it is taxable. It may also be utilized totally or partially to reimburse the student for travel, equipment, books and other expenses associated with the project. In the case of several students working on one project, the stipend will be divided evenly among the students. In the past, one fellowship has been awarded in the amount of $3,500. The number and amount of summer fellowships are contingent upon budget picture.

See your Registrar for transcripts. Announcements of the winners are made at the ASAM senior presentations on  Wed. May 4, 2016, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m., Aviation Room, Harvey Mudd College.

Further information is available at:
Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies
Lincoln Hall 1118, Pomona College
647 North College Way, Claremont, California 91711
Phone: (909) 607-0975; Fax: (909) 621-8349