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Fellowships & Assistantships

The application for the Fellowship in Nonprofit Management summer 2014 is over. This 9 week fellowship runs from June - August 2014.

The Center offers graduate and undergraduate students opportunities to explore the nonprofit sector including the Scott/Ross Center Fellowship in Nonprofit Management, as well as teaching assistantships, scholarships, and other fellowships for students interested in community engagement and leadership.

"The strength of this fellowship is that it allows you to experience a large spectrum of the nonprofit sector. Allowing Fellows to spend time in multiple organizations allows them to see many different kinds of leadership and management along with the different kinds of organizations out there." Jennie Holloway '14, 2012 S/RC Fellow

Scott/Ross Center Fellowship in Nonprofit Management

The Scott/Ross Center Fellowship in Nonprofit Management provides Simmons students with the opportunity to explore nonprofit management while also developing and applying their skills to the service of a Boston area non-profit organization. Emily Scott Pottruck '78, member of the College's Board of Trustees, has established three nine-week paid fellowships for students with distinguished records of community service to pursue their interest and further expand their knowledge in philanthropy and grant making and non-profit programming and management challenges.

The fellows work with the Boston Foundation to gain an understanding of philanthropy and grant making. They are also placed in up to two non-profit community partners to further develop programmatic expertise and to understand management issues and challenges in leading non-profit organizations. Specific projects will be designed based on the student's interests and experience and may relate to such aspects of nonprofit management as governance, financial management, fundraising, human resources, volunteer management, marketing and communications and leadership.



The 2013 S/RC Fellows:

Leah Berk ‘14SM

Jennifer Brown ‘14SW

Marissa Johnson ‘15


2013 Community Partner Sites:

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders)

LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)

Matahari: Eye of the Day

My Summer in the City (TBF)

Pine Street Inn

Women's Lunch Place

"We traveled to Boston neighborhoods we had never been to, joined TBF staff on site visits to grantee organizations, and heard from street workers whose work is amazing and deeply challenging. So much learning and growth in just nine weeks! And I also appreciated the pace and variety of the Fellowship to keep us on our toes and never bored."
Jen Brown SW'14

The 2012 S/RC Fellows:
Alexandra Fuller ‘13SOM
Sarah Gallagher ‘13SOM
Jennie Holloway ‘14CAS


For more information contact Carolyn Grimes, SRC Fellowship Director, Program Director Graduate Community Engagement and Service-Learning at 617-521-2235 or via email at



Scott/Ross Center Main Office

Main Campus Building
Room E103

Contact Us

If you have questions or want to get involved, contact Carolyn Grimes at 617-521-2235 or