Feb. 3, 2017

Fellowship aims to serve military-connected women undergrads

Applications will soon be accepted for the Focus Forward Fellowship, a program designed by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University to build skills, leadership and a sense of community among female student veterans and military-connected women.

This is the second year of the Fellowship, which is open to rising sophomore and juniors, and two Fellowship programs will take place. Both begin with a four-day residency program followed by engagement online during the 2017–2018 academic year. Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, Colo., is sponsoring a June 7 cohort, which is open to military-connected women at Colorado schools. Got Your 6 is a sponsor of a July 26 cohort held in Indianapolis, which is open to military-connected women from schools across the nation.

“We are extremely grateful for Colorado State and Got Your 6 for partnering with us in our efforts to help women student veterans achieve their full potential as they pursue academic and career success,” said Lauren Runco, MFRI’s director of education and employment. “We encourage all eligible women to apply for what has been called a life-changing experience.”

Cost of travel, food, lodging, activities and materials is covered by MFRI and other sponsoring institutions. Applications will open Feb. 20 and close April 2. Interested? Sign up for email alerts about the 2017 application process and follow the conversation at #FWDFellows. For more information, contact Lauren Runco at lrunco@purdue.edu.