McIntire Students Receive UVA Fellowships that Expand Access to Social Entrepreneurship Careers

September 28, 2017
Royster Lawton Fellowships

Mark Ferguson (McIntire ’17), Conner Healy (McIntire ’17), Katherine McGinn (McIntire ’19), as well as Global Environments & Sustainability major Erica Fink (A&S ’17), are four of six recipients of a new UVA fellowship that expands affordability and access to hands-on work experience for students interested in the field of social entrepreneurship.

Launched last year, the Royster-Lawton Fellows in Social Entrepreneurship this summer provided the inaugural fellows a $3,000 scholarship, internship-matching assistance, and one-on-one career coaching.

Ferguson and Healy interned at the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, a network for funds that offers consulting services, conferences, workshops, and technical assistance to its members. McGinn interned with Ashoka, an Arlington, Va.-based social enterprise devoted to supporting and nurturing new “changemakers,” people seeking to improve their communities through social entrepreneurship.

Read more from UVA Today about what the four learned on the job.