Campus deadline: November 1 (Application, letters of recommendation, and transcript/s turned in to Fellowships office Howarth 114)
National deadline: November 20
Award summary and conditions: Mission Statement:Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides year-long service work and non-profit sector fellowships in Latin America to current undergraduates and recent alumni. PiLA opens the doors to career paths, personal enrichment, and understanding service as an effective way to address social needs. A year devoted to service work offers students an extraordinary opportunity to become familiar with a region experiencing significant development. PiLA fellowships enable students to extend the benefits of a Princeton education beyond the classroom and join a group of motivated citizens with a lifelong commitment to Latin America. In the spirit of Princeton's informal motto "In the Nation's service and the service of all Nations," the work of these graduates supports efforts to overcome the region’s educational, economic, and environmental barriers to development.
Costs: PiLA fellowships are paid positions. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend, either from PiLA or the partner organization, or a combination of the two, to cover daily living expenses: housing, food, and local transportation. In a few instances, you may be asked to do some of your own fundraising. Applicants and selected fellows should be prepared to assume the following costs:
Upon selection for a fellowship, the PiLA home office will work with the fellow to arrange student loan deferrals, health insurance, and to provide letters of support for visas.
Application process: electronic and hardcopy
Faculty Representative: Greta Austin
National committee interview: Yes
Selection and announcement dates:
February: Organizations may contact finalists for further interviews. Notification of placements is rolling. Therefore, fellowship acceptances must be made within 3 days of your receipt of the offer from PiLA. If finalists cannot commit, alternates arecontacted.
Each applicant is required to meet with Fellowships Director, Sharon Chambers-Gordon in Howarth 114 (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment).