Student Fellowship


Student Fellowship 

The Diversity Action Committee (DAC) Student Fellowship is awarded to a current

Siena College student pursuing research or a program of study that will increase

her or his knowledge of diversity and effect positive change within the Siena

community. The DAC Student Fellowship supports students examining issues

related to gender, race, ethnicity, class, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender

expression, and/or disability.


What Types of Projects? 

The DAC student fellow’s work will result in a workshop, presentation,

conversation, or other interactive format to address issues of diversity in the

curriculum, classroom culture, pedagogy, and practices for faculty and relevant

staff. The purpose of the DAC Student Fellowship is to empower and cultivate

expertise on the part of the student fellow and to foster interactive learning

environments within the Siena community.


Fellowship Details 

The award of $500.00 is to support at least one of the following areas:

 Travel to a conference related to diversity (including but not limited to the issues listed above)

 Travel to an exhibition, show, or event related to diversity

 Hands-on research or program of study related to diversity, done on or off-campus, which can betranslated to this format

The applications are due twice a year: November 22nd and April 1st. Student presentations should follow within six months of the application date. The successful applicant must work with a DAC representative who will serve as a mentor to the student fellow.


How to Apply

Please email applications to Dr. Marcela Garcés ( or Dr. Keith

Wilhite ( Your application should include in 1-2 pages:

1. Project and reasoning

2. Idea for interactive outcome project

3. Two references who can speak to the academic engagement of the applicant.


Programs of Interest to Potential DAC Undergraduate Fellows

Baylor - Multicultural Student Leadership Summit