Academic Fellows Program

The Academic Fellows Program (AFP) is designed to provide specialized opportunities and programs to SBS undergraduate students who identify as first generation, BIPOC, and/or are from low-income families.

Announcement, April 20, 2021: Dr. Griffin-Fennell has been appointed as the first full-time Director of the Academic Fellows Program. Read more.

Welcome to the Academic Fellows Program Community

SBS Pathways resources for students who identify as BIPOC, first generation, and/or from families with low incomes

How do I get involved with AFP?

There are many ways to connect with AFP, and you decide how involved you want to be. Follow AFP on Instagram (umassafp) for weekly student-to-student wellness tips, professional development information, and updates on events and opportunities. Come to social events like AFP Movie Night and our biweekly Homework Zoom to connect with other students who are in your shoes. Attend AFP workshops to learn about scholarships; ways to maximize your education through research, leadership, study abroad, civic engagement, and internships; and how to prepare for graduate school or next steps in your career. Check your email every Wednesday for the AFP Newsletter. You’ll find new cultural events, internships, jobs, and other opportunities every week.

Are you interested in serving your fellow AFP students while learning professional development and gaining leadership experience? Apply to become a Diversity Fellow peer intern. Watch the AFP Newsletter and this website in April for more information.

What you need to know about applying for SBS in DC

Have you ever wanted to know about the SBS in DC program?  Would you like to get feedback on your resume and personal statement in order to be considered for a spot in the program during summer 2022?  SBS sophomores, …

By Felicia Griffin-Fennell
Felicia Griffin-Fennell Director of Academic Fellows Program & Lecturer in Sociology Felicia Griffin-Fennell
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SBS in DC Info Sessions & Office Hours!

Are you curious to learn more about SBS in DC? We invite you to come to an info session or drop by our office hours to learn more about this program for SBS Sophomores and Juniors (and Dec 2022 grads). …

By Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS Rebecca Bell
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Learn the History of Our Cultural Centers

Featuring: CMASS

See the timeline of historical events that contributed to the creation of cultural centers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst beginning in 1968.

The project, which began in 2018, seeks to equip interested undergraduate students with the skills …

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