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Roland Longevity Fellowship

Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Roland Longevity Fellowship, offered in partnership with the Stanford Center on Longevity and other programs on campus, was established in 2013 to support Stanford students who provide service to older adults and/or conduct research on issues of aging, in order to enhance the quality of life and participation in the community for this population. Up to three Roland Longevity Fellowships will be awarded in 2016.

Roland Fellows have the opportunity to work with over 140 faculty affiliates of the Center on Longevity on community-based research projects related to aging and longevity, or to design and implement their own summer service projects or internships that meet the fellowship criteria. Projects can include new technologies, social entrepreneurship, the psychology of aging and other current topics. In recognition of the multidisciplinary nature of the issues affecting the long-lived and aging populations, this fellowship is available to undergraduates or coterminal students from any academic discipline. Fellows may work in the United States or abroad.

Roland Fellows receive a base stipend of $4,000, but additional financial aid is available to students who qualify. Please review specific program requirements, eligibility and application information. 

Made possible by the Miriam Aaron Roland Fellowship Fund Focusing on the Elderly.

Requirements

Roland Fellows are required to work at least 35 hours per week for nine consecutive weeks at their placements. Other commitments include the following:

Spring Quarter

  • Attend a program orientation in April.
  • International Service: attend IPREP workshop.
  • Meet with academic mentor at least once.
  • Design a personal learning plan for the summer and share the plan with community partner and academic mentor.

Summer

  • Submit a brief preliminary report.
  • Submit a final report, complete a program evaluation, and correspond with fellowship donor(s) as requested by fellowships program staff.

Autumn Quarter

  • Meet with academic mentor at least once.
  • Attend a program debrief.
  • Participate in outreach activity to share your experiences and help publicize the program.

Eligibility and Selection Process

Up to three Roland Longevity Fellowships will be awarded in 2016. Currently enrolled undergraduate students and coterms from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants may vary in academic interests, community service involvement and experience. Graduating seniors may apply with the understanding that preference is given to continuing students.

Students should discuss projects and placements with the Center on Longevity or the Haas Center for Public Service before the application deadline. Developing a successful application takes time, so start the process early and consult with professors, advisors and community partners. Please note that international fellowships take considerably more preparation and advising than domestic fellowships, and the selection committee will assess these applications accordingly.

Complete applications are screened, finalists interviewed, and fellows selected by a committee during winter quarter with the intention to award fellowships prior to spring break. Committee decisions are final.

Application

The deadline for application materials, including unofficial transcript and recommendation is February 9, 2016, 11:59pm PST. All documents are time stamped upon receipt. Application materials received after the posted deadline are not accepted.

    Students:  Application form
    Recommenders:  Recommendation form

A complete fellowship application includes the application form, a résumé, a recommendation form, and an unofficial transcript.

An unofficial transcript can be obtained via Stanford Axess:

  • Go to the Student Center tab from the Axess home page.
  • Click on "My Academics."
  • Click on “View my unofficial transcripts.”
  • In the drop down menu marked as “Career” select “undergraduate.”
  • Click the green button “View Report.”
  • Save pdf file with your name and upload to your application

Contact Information

For more information, contact Hilary Douglas.