The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) and Nothing But Nets have kicked off the 2014-2015 Malaria Fellowship for undergraduate students. For the second year in a row, qualified candidates from around the country submitted their applications to participate in this fun, and educational fellowship and we are happy to announce that we have narrowed it down to 10 outstanding students!
Throughout the year, the 10 fellows will create opportunities on their campuses to increase awareness of the devastating effects of malaria and empower their fellow students to join them to act in support of anti-malaria programs. Fellows will organize events and fundraise to help raise awareness and send insecticide-treated mosquito nets to sub-Saharan Africa. Fellows will also have a chance to advocate to their members of Congress about the importance of strong U.S. leadership and funding for malaria programs such as the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund.
The fellows will travel in mid-November to Washington, D.C. to attend an exciting and packed 2-day training so that they can return to their campuses with the tools needed to begin their campus engagement. Throughout the fellowship, Nothing But Nets and RAC staff will provide training and ongoing support to ensure the students achieve their year-long goals.
So who are these talented students who have committed their year ahead to make a difference by sending nets and saving lives? They range from freshmen to seniors, from California to New York, returning and first-year fellows, and all are committed to the fight against malaria. Nothing But Nets and the RAC are proud to introduce the 10 exceptional students selected for round two of the Malaria Fellowship:
Sophomore, Binghamton University
Political Science major, Spanish minor
Junior, Bradley University
Political Science major, Organizational Communications and Leadership double minor
Senior, Boston University
Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology double major
Senior, Hamilton College
Sophomore, American University
International Service major, Spanish minor
Sophomore, Pomona College
Undeclared (potential History or International Relations major)
Sophomore, Brandeis University
Economics and Health: Science, Society, and Policy double major
Junior, Penn State University
Communication Sciences and Disorders major, Education Policy minor
Senior, Stanford University
Freshman, Case Western Reserve University
Bioethics and English double major