Title: The Gem Project Fellow Award
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Amount: (3): $1,000.00 Awards and (1)$250.00 Honorable Mentions.
GPA Requirement: None. It will be collected but will be masked from our selection committee.
Submission Method: Audio, Video or Essay Format.
ABOUT AWARD: On the forefront of social change, The Gem Project awards candidates who are passionate about public service, social justice and equity. Preference is given to those who have plans to continue service beyond graduation working in (but not limited) to fields like social work, public service, education, youth development, and criminal justice.
Our Mission: To improve high school to college student engagement and graduation rates, through youth organizing and the initiation of service-learning initiatives, which take on social justice approach.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a current high school junior, senior, college student or recent graduate. Recent graduate is defined as graduated within 1 year of college. Applicants must reside within the United States of America. While it is not required that you’re a current fellow, one out of 3 award recipients will be chosen from the most recent fellowship cohort, as of year 2021.
APPLICATION Releasing January 30, 2022
|Past Recipient (s):||Year||Submission/Profile|
|Mekhi Addison||2021||North Star Academy Lincoln Park High School, attending Louisiana State University ’25, Fall 2021|
|Kynise Dixon||2021||Wardlaw-Hartridge School,attending Delaware State University ’25, Fall 2021|
|Daniela Palacios||2021||Science Park High School ’22|
|Reneé Onque||2021||Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY ‘21 (Honorable Mention)|
|Yasmine Boto||2020||New York Law School (1L) – First Year|
|Ishva Mehta||2020||West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North (current senior)|
|Kaci Xie||2020||Alpharetta High School (senior), attending Yale University, Fall 2020|
|Ayoko Kessougani||2019||American History High School (Junior)
Update: Attending Rutgers Business School and HLLC
|Andrea Samaniego||2019||Technology High School, attending: Rutgers Business School, Fall 2019|
|Asada Rashidi||2018||Bard High School Early College, attending Spelman College, Fall 2018|