uAspire Launches Student Advocacy Fellowship, Application Deadline Dec. 2

Posted by uAspire on November 19, 2019

We’re looking for college students for our paid fellowship program!

Through a paid fellowship program, uAspire aims to help college students build advocacy skills that influence policy leaders to create the change they want to see in higher education affordability.

Students are the primary consumers of higher education, so their expertise should drive policy changes!

Core Issue: 
Books, transportation, food, housing and other indirect expenses make up over 50% of the total costs to complete a college degree, but they are not made transparent for students. We seek to engage current college students to share their stories and ideas about the critical importance of this issue with government offices, regulators, and institutional leaders.

uAspire’s fellowship program is designed for 10 to 12 college students who have themselves experienced challenges navigating indirect expenses while pursuing their degree or credential. Fellows will receive training and professional development on how to advocate for change, how to navigate policy processes, how to prepare their story, as well as how to position themselves and build relationships with influential people and policy makers.

For more information, requirements, and to apply, click here.

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