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Center for Social Justice Fellowship Program

Center for Social Justice Fellowship Program

Students have the opportunity to apply to work with senior social work faculty fellows during the second or advanced standing year of the MSW program at Ramapo College.

Who is Eligible?

First year MSW students or graduating BSW students entering Ramapo College’s Advanced Standing program

Current Fellowship Opportunities: One competitive fellowship in each topic area

This student fellow will work with Senior Fellow Professor Klein on a scholarship project
that will explore issues that impact the LGBTQ community. The project will use a social
justice lens to explore the effect of stigma and oppression in accessing health and mental
health care, employment, education, and housing, as well as victories that have led to
current policies.

This student fellow will work with Senior Fellow Professor McTighe on a scholarship project
that explores the essential role of personal and communal storytelling in a social justice
approach to policy and practice issues such as trauma, immigration and refugee needs and
concerns, LGBTQ+ issues, criminal justice issues, and racial and ethnic conflict.

This student Fellow will work with Senior Fellow Professor Sarabia on a scholarship project
within the area of substance use.

Ramapo
If selected, benefits include:
  • Independent study over the course of the full academic year
  • Earn three credits
  • Research / publication opportunities
  • $500 Student Fellow Stipend
  • Topic related field placement
  • Opportunity to present at Center for Social Justice Symposium / Scholar’s Day
Application Process

No longer accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Interested students must submit a completed application which includes an academic writing sample and a short essay prompt.

Apply Now

Kaetlynn Ayala
Social Work Program Coordinator
E-mail: kayala2@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7017
Office: G-213