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Faculty and staff: start thinking about nominees for Weissberg Scholarship, Fellowship

December 13, 2013 at 7:35 am

Weissberg Program in Human Rights invites faculty and staff to nominate:

Nominations are due by Feb. 1, 2014. Nominations are not restricted to any one discipline or major, as long as a clear connection to human rights can be made to their studies and other activities.  

The Weissberg Scholarship provides tuition support as well as a $3,000 project grant for in-depth engagement with human rights issues to two rising juniors each year. Scholars will be selected on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the understanding and application of human rights
  • Prospects for long-term involvement and contribution to human rights
  • Involvement with other activities supported by the Weissberg program
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to international students, but domestic students are also eligible


To nominate a student for the Scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Nomination Form here by Feb. 1.

The Weissberg Fellowship provides a $5,000 grant to graduating seniors to help them take the next steps toward life-long engagement in human rights. Students must be pursuing an activity or project after graduation that requires funding or servicing of loans to complete.  Fellows will be selected on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the understanding and application of human rights
  • Prospects for long-term involvement and contribution to human rights
  • Involvement with other activities supported by the Weissberg program
  • Prospects for involvement and mentorship of Beloit College students in the future

To nominate a student for the Fellowship, please complete the Fellowship Nomination Form here by Feb. 1.  

Information about current Weissberg Scholars and Fellows can be found here.