Each year, the Declaration Center sponsors a number of student Freedom Fellows. Fellows work to promote an academic campus culture that encourages reflection on the meaning, value, and legacy of American freedom. Each Freedom Fellow is given a stipend to fund a special project proposed by the student. The fellowship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Responsibilities of the fellowship include:
- propose and complete a special project;
- participate in the Declaration Center reading group;
- share his or her perspective with other students, faculty, and administrators in an official capacity (participate in a student panel, serve on a university committee, etc.)
To apply to be an Freedom Fellow for the 2022-2023 school year, please provide answers to the following prompts and email them to the Declaration Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 1, 2022.
Application for 2022-2023
Current major and minor:
Anticipated graduation date:
Please answer each of the following questions:
- What would make you a particularly effective student advocate for encouraging reflection on the meaning, value, and legacy of American freedom at the University of Mississippi?
- Do you have any experience participating in organizations whose mission is similar to the Declaration Center?
- Describe your general level of academic success at the University of Mississippi. In addition, describe what you consider to be your most important academic achievements as a student.
- Each Freedom Fellow must propose and then complete a special project that promotes reflection on the meaning, value, and legacy of American freedom. This project can take any number of different forms: you might conduct academic research, represent the Declaration Center at a conference or event, engage in community outreach, or organize an event on the UM campus. Please describe your proposed project. Your proposal should include your project’s purpose, audience, timeline, and budget.