The Free the Facts (FtF) Scholar Program provides rising seniors, recent college graduates, and graduate students with the opportunity to propose, develop, and implement a project that serves the organization’s educational and leadership development objectives.
About the 2023 Scholar Program - Independent Study
Independent Study Scholar Projects are largely self-directed and expected to produce a tangible product that our organization can fold into (or add to) its current programmatic offerings. This year, we are accepting project proposals in the following areas:
Examples of past Scholar projects include: implementing a new policy tour serving HBCU campuses, developing and recording a criminal justice reform podcast, creating interactive quiz features for the FtF website, and designing and implementing an Ambassador Welcome Kit.
FtF’s summer leadership programs will end on August 4, 2023. However, Scholars may have the opportunity to extend their tenure with FtF into the fall.
Scholars will work approximately 30 hours a week, typically Monday through Thursday, at a stipend of $1,200 a month. Housing is also provided for the duration of the summer.
As of January, FtF Scholars will work out of the Washington, D.C. HQ office, collaborating with members of FtF’s senior leadership to refine their proposal and then implement their project. Should circumstances change, accepted Scholars will work remotely.
During their tenure, Scholars also have access to our professional network and exclusive programming and events that are only available to individuals participating in FtF’s leadership programs.
Application Process & Evaluation
The Summer 2023 Scholar Program is only open to Ambassadors or FtF Alumni in good standing. Applications are judged based upon the proposed project's relevance to FtF’s mission of sharing policy information with Americans ages 14 to 35 and empowering them to participate in civic debate and public policy reform. In addition to their application, project proposal, and resume, applicants must provide 2 letters of recommendation. Applications for Summer 2023 will close on March 23rd.
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