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Community Engaged Fellowships

Community Engaged Fellowship applications close Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Three $12,000 fellowships will be awarded to students who are chosen for these one-year experiences beginning before June 1, 2024. Two fellowships will be with WisCorps and one fellowship will be with the La Crosse Community Foundation.

These fellowships can be thought of as closely mentored internships that provide hands-on experience with potential to take on independent projects. The fellowships are intended to provide community-engaged experiential learning opportunities for students from any field of study. They offer full-time summer employment (approx. 30-35 hours per week) and part-time employment during the fall and spring semesters (approx. 10 hours per week). The fellowships are funded by:

  • Ron Rada of La Crosse, WI, UWL professor emeritus, and his wife Jane
  • Mike McGinley of Fort Collins, CO, UWL '82 alumnus and UWL Foundation officer, and his wife Kathi

The application window runs from Monday, January 29, through Sunday, March 3, 2024. Applicants will be notified if they've been selected for a fellowship by Monday, April 1, 2024.

Please contact Lisa Klein,, with any questions.

Application process

To apply for a fellowship, interested students must meet these criteria:

  1. Have a graduation date of May 2025 through May 2026 (graduate students may apply)
  2. Declare a major in a related field of study
  3. Agree to a one-year commitment with a flexible start date between May 13 and June 1, 2024
  4. Agree to participate in the annual UWL Academic Advising Center & Career Services Internship Showcase or other approved public forum.

If you meet these criteria, please email your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and the following information to Lisa Klein at



Phone number:

Graduation year:


Fellowship you are applying for: (i.e., WisCorps marketing, WisCorps development, La Crosse Community Foundation development)

Do you have any prior experience with non-profit organizations:  (yes/no)

In one paragraph, explain why you are interested in applying for this fellowship:

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