Internal Deadline: December 8, 2017

National Deadline: January 8, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PST 

Eligibility requirements:

  • 2 years of undergraduate work completed 
  • Students and recent graduates from universities in the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Poland
  • Non-citizens attending U.S. universities

Award summary and conditions: The John Lewis Fellowship is a new Humanity in Action Fellowship program in Atlanta, Georgia. In partnership with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., Humanity in Action will bring together a group of 30 American and European university students and recent graduates for an intensive program about diversity and civil rights in America. The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. The John Lewis Fellows will attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The Center, visit historical sites around Atlanta and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. HIA covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship. Fellows are responsible for round-trip airfare to and from Atlanta. HIA will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need. Although HIA provides a modest stipend for meals, Fellows should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $750 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.

Application process: online (

Application requirements: 

  • $40 application fee
  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae or Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • Response essay
  • Personal statement
  • Brief commentary on program themes
  • Letters of recommendation (2) 

Campus Representative: Keith Raether

National committee interview: Yes