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John Robert Lewis Scholars & Fellows Program

The Faith & Politics Institute

The John Robert Lewis Scholars & Fellows Program enables students to: • Learn from changemakers of history, contemporary nonviolence practitioners, and civil rights leaders • Engage with representatives from government, business, and non-profits in social impact work during two fully funded trips to Washington, D.C. • Join Members of Congress on FPI’s annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Alabama • Engage with and learn from corporate leaders who have joined the John Lewis Rising Leaders program • Complete an oral history project, which will help students learn the challenges, struggles, opportunities, and triumphs of those who have been engaged in creating positive societal change • Receive a $2,000 stipend • Become part of a nationwide network of emerging leaders inspired to create positive societal change based on the nonviolent philosophy of the Civil Rights Movement. Scholars are part of a diverse cohort of undergraduate students, chosen in the competitive application process, seeking to be effective changemakers in civic life through their engagement in an applied learning program of the nonviolent social impact philosophy that grounded John Robert Lewis. Fellows are part of a diverse cohort of graduate students and others beginning vocations in public service, law, health, nonprofits, and education. These leaders will be selected to examine the nonviolent social impact philosophy from a historical perspective; define its principles and strategies; and identify their applicability to modern times and movements, current issues, and everyday life.

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Name: Marisa Pryor