Weissberg Fall Forum in Human Rights and Social Justice
Friday, October 4, 4:00 pm
Alumni Career Panel on Human Rights and Social Justice
This annual panel discussion with recent alumni inspires and encourages current students to pursue human rights and social justice issues in their studies and extra-curricular activities by providing role models for this kind of engagement.
The fall 2019 alumni panelists are:
- Alex Armour’02, Director, Charitable Trust, Illinois State Treasurer’s Office
- Dasheema Jarrett-Jones’09, Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control
- Olivia Randi, Policy Analyst’14, Behavior Health, CSG Justice Center
- Daniel Weyl’10, Regional Grants Officer, Rotary International
For information on past panelists, see Annual Reports here.
Student Project Grants
The purpose of these grants is to help to connect students academic studies with real world experiences in the field of human rights so that Beloit College students can incorporate human rights awareness and action into their studies and career plans. These grants are meant to defray travel and living expenses required to undertake internships and research over winter and summer breaks, and to attend professional conferences with Beloit College faculty. Recipients are asked to share their experiences with the campus community in a public forum.
$5,000 is available each year, with the average award $1,500. Students apply using the common grant application, which means their proposals will also be considered for other Beloit College funding sources. Students home departments may also have funding for student projects.
NOTE: Applicants must describe in their applications how their past coursework and activities demonstrate an active commitment to human rights and/or social justice.
Students can also apply for programming grants to organize activities on or off-campus.
Examples of Funded Projects
Examples can be found in the Weissberg Program Annual Reports.
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Davis Projects for Peace
- Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
- The German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders
- Humanity in Action
- Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
- The John Lewis Fellowship
- Phillips Scholarship
- The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
- The Truman Scholarship
- Open Society Community Youth Fellowships
- Open Society Presidential Fellowship
- Global Health Corps Fellowship
- Humanity in Action
- The Allan Rosenfield, M.D., HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internship and Fellowship Program
- 2017-2018 Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship
- Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Fellowship
You can also use the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library to look into more opportunities.