Department of Student Engagement

Rich/Collins Community Leadership and Impact Fellowship

7 smiling Rich Collins Fellows

Rich Collins Fellows

The Rich/Collins Community Leadership and Impact Fellowship (R/C CLIF) is a mini-grant program that has two central purposes.

  1. To expand Brandeis students’ engagement with and service to the greater Waltham-Boston area
  2. To strengthen students’ leadership capacity

The R/C CLIF mini-grants provide students the opportunity to develop and implement a community impact project over the course of one academic semester. The mini-grants, ranging from $500-$4,000 enable students to partner with the local community and provide immediate support to an important cause.

Through the fellowship and cohort model, Fellows receive pre-application support, leadership training, one-on-one mentorship, and reflection sessions throughout the program, as well as a final symposium poster. The program strives to be inclusive and accessible, providing a modest reward of $600 to all fellows selected.