Loyola University Maryland

Innovation Task Force

Social Impact Fellowship Program

Loyola University Maryland’s Social Impact Fellowship program engages undergraduate students across disciplines for a one-year creative and collaborative experience to advance issues of social justice in communities where we live, learn, and work.

Working closely with social impact consultancy Mission Partners, up to 12 students per fellowship year will collectively identify a problem that creates inequities and, through a formal design thinking process, the cohort will develop a solution that leads to more equitable outcomes. Through the Fellowship program, students apply and strengthen their strategic, operational, and leadership skills while gaining business strategies and real-world experience that will support their individual and collective quest to build a better world.
Fellows meet monthly, rotating between campus meetings, community meetings, and design thinking sessions at the Mission Partners’ office in Bethesda, Md. Additionally, Fellows participate in mutuality meals and field visits in the community to collect research and prototype solutions, and receive a $1,000 stipend.
The Loyola University Social Impact Fellowship accepts up to 12 students per cohort, with no more than 3 students per class year. Applications open in late spring, with awards granted to accepted students by June 30.

Application Requirements

Open to all undergraduate students in good academic standing and who can commit to the yearlong schedule running from September through May.

To apply, please submit a video (less than two minutes in length) or a written response (500 words or less) to the following questions:

  1. Why is building equity, diversity and inclusion in communities important?
  2. Why do you wish to participate in this fellowship?

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018


For more information about the Social Impact Fellowship Program, contact Mark Johnson-Lewis at msjohnson-lewis@loyola.edu or join us at the IDEA Space at Loyola Notre Dame Library.