The Office for Religious Life will offer up to 16 fellowships to engage students in sustained, meaningful religious encounter with one another. The fellows will be selected based on their experience and interest in religious traditions. It is not expected that participants will be religious scholars or experts in their tradition.
- The fellows will meet once a week for six weeks/quarter throughout the academic year, beginning in the second week of the quarter.
- The fellows will participate in a retreat at the beginning of the academic year.
- The fellows will make two external presentations, as a group, ideally one in the Winter Quarter, and one in the Spring Quarter.
- The fellows will participate in a ritual celebration/commissioning event at the conclusion of the academic year.
- The fellows will each receive a stipend of $500 per academic year.
- The fellows will participate in an inaugural ritual on Wed., May 26, 2010, at 5:00 pm.
The Rathbun Fellowship is open to Stanford undergraduate, graduate or professional students from any academic discipline. Students must have full-time status. The fellowship is intended for students who demonstrate a genuine desire to explore religion in their lives and a willingness to listen to and learn from those with different backgrounds.
Download the 2010/2011 Application
Spirituality and Service Fellows will have a nine-week, fulltime summer experience working at organizations guided by religious or spiritual convictions. Previous fellows have had the opportunity to do both direct service and policy work. Fellows may work in arenas such as health care, human rights, hunger and homelessness, youth empowerment, immigrant rights, and affordable housing. The Spirituality and Service Fellowship includes a weekly seminar facilitated by fellowship organizers to discuss readings and work experiences. Spirituality and Service Fellows will receive a $4,000 award for their work during the summer. Financial aid is available to students who qualify.