Impact100 DC Fellowship Program

 

Impact100 DC’s Fellowship program is designed to provide a path to membership for women who want to make an active contribution and need financial assistance in order to join. A central tenet of Impact100 DC’s vision is that a community of women with widely diverse lived experiences and perspectives is essential to the work of identifying and responding to inequities and unmet needs in the Washington area. The Fellowship program supports that vision.

The Impact DC Fellowship is a one-year commitment, renewed annually, with a three-year plan. Fellows make no financial contribution in year one, a $250 contribution in year two, and a $450 contribution in year three.

The application process is now closed for the 2020-2021 cycle.

 

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must be at least 21 years old; identify as female; and live or work in Washington, DC; the counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Fairfax, and Arlington; or the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax or Falls Church.

What is the amount of the fellowship?

The Impact DC Fellowship is a one-year commitment, renewed annually, with a three-year plan. Fellows make no financial contribution in year one, a $250 contribution in year two, and a $450 contribution in year three.

What is the process for application and review?

The application form is available here. Applications will be accepted through October, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by an Impact DC Fellowship Committee consisting of three Board members.

  • Applications reviewed by Impact Fellowship Committee.
  • Fellowship recipients must commit to playing an active role as an Impact volunteer in one or more of the following areas: membership recruitment, engagement or communications; and/or participation on a focus area committee. Accepted members will be contacted to help match areas of expertise and interest to organizational needs.
How are the fellowships funded?

Members have the option of paying their donation twice and donate the money to be used for scholarship. Friends of Impact may assign their donation to the scholarship program.

How does the Fellowship Committee select recipients?

In order to maintain a fair and consistent application review, the Fellowship Committee uses a rubric to score each candidate based on seven key attributes shown in priority order:

  • Desire to join and demonstrated interest in Impact DC
  • Demonstrated drive and initiative
  • Skills and talents
  • Under-represented demographic in the Impact100 DC
How many fellowships are awarded each year?

The number of fellowships depends on the yearly size of the fund.