Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduates


Application deadline falls in early January each year.


The John Lewis Fellowship is a partnership between Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.  A group of 30 American and European university students and recent graduates come together in Atlanta, GA, for an intensive program about diversity and civil rights in America. The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.

Over the summer, John Lewis Fellows attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The Center, visit historical sites around Atlanta and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. They also draw upon the immense resources of The Center and contribute to its extensive and innovative outreach initiatives. Key areas of inquiry include race and racism, immigration, national identity, Native American issues and the relationship between civil rights and human rights.

Campus Advisor

Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, 131 Laird, x4300/mryanvanzee

Official Website

John Lewis Fellowships