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Salem Tewelde ('18) Awarded PIFP Fellowship at the Denver Scholarship Foundation

Feminist & Gender Studies is proud to report that Salem Tewelde (Feminist & Gender Studies '18) was recently awarded fellowship at the Denver Scholarship Foundation through the Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP).

The Denver Scholarship Foundation "inspires and empowers Denver Public Schools’ students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success." During her year-long fellowship, Salem will be will be working with high school students in the Denver Public School District as they apply to college and serving as an advocate, resource and mentor to students who are primarily low-income, first generation, and/or of color.

Regarding the PIFP program at Colorado College, President Jill Tiefenthaler notes, “At Colorado College, we value active participation in our community and state, and the PIFP is one wonderful way to show our commitment to that value. This program is a win-win! Our students gain valuable experience and mentoring, while local non-profits get bright, talented, and energetic young people who I expect will make real contributions to their organizations.” 

Photo Credit: Amelia Eskenazi (Feminist & Gender Studies '19)