AADC Alumnae Fellowships

Each year, the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College awards fellowships to current year graduates and/or alumnae for pursuit of graduate work in a field in which the graduate has achieved academic excellence and has identified sound career objectives. Below are the names of the fellowships offered and some background information about the individuals in whose memories these fellowships are established. For more information regarding alumnae fellowships, please email Susan Sturgill or fax your application to the AADC at (732) 932-2883.

To apply for an alumnae fellowship, please complete and return an application by March 1, 2018. You will be considered for all fellowships for which you are eligible.

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Alumnae Fellowships

Ruth M. Adams Fellowship *

  • Established by the AADC in honor of former dean, Ruth Adams
  • Fellowship is for an alumna pursuing an advanced degree

Julia Baxter Bates Fellowship *

  • Established by the Black Alumnae Network in honor of the first known African-American graduate of NJC, Julia Baxter Bates ’38, who was prominent in the nation’s Civil Rights Movement.
  • Fellowship is for an African-American graduate pursuing an advanced degree who exhibits community involvement and leadership skills

Jason David Cayne Fellowship *

  • Established by Stephanie Cayne-Meiskin ’89 and family and freinds of Jason David Cayne
  • Fellowship is for an alumna/alumnae pursuing graduate studies that lead to careers that focus on the health and well-being of children and is based on merit and/or need

Joseph B. and Florence Voorhees
Cejka Fellowship *

  • Established by Florence Voorhees Cejka ’40, an English major
  • Fellowship is for a current year graduate who will pursue an advanced degree in the humanities with preference to the study of English, history, comparative literature or philosophy

Honorable Rosalie B. Cooper ’52 Fellowship *

  • Established by her husband in memory of the Honorable Rosalie B. Cooper ’52, who was inducted into the Douglass Society in 1994
  • The Fellowship is for a Douglass alumna who has been accepted into law school

Edith Newsom Estarabadi Fellowship *

  • Established by her husband, the Edith Newsom Estarabadi Fellowship honors a home economics major from the class of 1924
  • Fellowship is for an alumna pursuing an advanced degree

Evangeline Mundy Galas Fellowship *

  • Established by a bequest from Spanish major, Evangeline Mundy Galas ’35
  • Fellowship is for a current year graduate with an excellent academic record who will pursue an advanced degree in Spanish or a Spanish-related field

Maurice Lee Fellowship

  • Established as a tribute to Maurice Lee, who served as a loyal Douglass fellow, chair of the History Department, the Margaret Judson Professor of History, and benefactor of Douglass during his career at Douglass and Rutgers.
  • Fellowship is for a current year graduate who will pursue an advanced degree in history or art history

Laurie Ann McDade Fellowship *

  • Established in memory of Laurie Ann McDade, a 1974 University College graduate, who served as a Residence Counselor at Douglass during the early 1980s and met an untimely death in 1988
  • Fellowship is for a current year graduate who will pursue an advanced degree with preference to a degree in women’s studies, anthropology, or sociology

Bertha Garber Modell Fellowship *

  • Established in memory of Bertha Garber Modell, sister of Dorothea Garber Cracas ’51
  • Fellowship is for a current year graduate or an alumna

Agnes McDede Murray Fellowship *

  • Established in honor of Agnes McDade Murray ’30, who served as Fund Agent for the Class of 1930 for more than 20 years and was the 1996 recipient of the Margaret T. Corwin Award for service to the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College
  • Fellowship is for current year graduate

James Neilson Fellowship *

  • Established to honor Neilson, the Douglass benefactor who contributed the Wood Lawn estate
  • Fellowship is for a current year graduate who shows promise of a distinguished career who will pursue an advanced degree

The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs Fellowships

The following fellowships were established by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC to provide annual fellowship support to an alumna or alumnae of Douglass College or Douglass Residential College.

  • Fine Arts/Art History Fellowship Awarded to an alumna/alumnae who is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences or Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and who is pursuing an advanced degree in either Art History or any of the Fine Arts. The Fine Arts include but are not limited to design, drawing, media, painting, photography, print or sculpting.
  •  Federation Fellowship Awarded to an alumna/alumnae who is pursuing an advanced degree in any discipline.
  • Cecilia Gaines Holland Voluteer Fund Awarded to an alumna/alumnae who is pursuing an advanced degree and who has demonstrated a value for volunteer involvement.
  • Continuing Education Fellowship Awarded to an alumna/alumnae who is pursuing an advanced degree and who participated in the Mary I. Bunting Program as an undergraduate.
  • International Exchange Fellowship Awarded to an alumna/alumnae who is pursuing an advanced degree in the area of global studies.
  • Performing Arts Fellowship Awarded to an alumna/alumnae who is pursuing an advanced degree and who is a graduate of Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts with a preference for those who majored in dance, music, filmmaking or theater.
  • Journalism Fellowship Awarded to an alumna/alumnae who is pursuing an advanced degree in the field of journalism or other writing or communications related field.
  • Political Science Fellowship Awarded to an alumna/alumnae who is pursuing an advanced degree in the political science or public policy fields, which include but are not lmited to the areas of land use,  political processes, employment and social policy, human service, transportation policy and planning, housing and real estate, urban redevelopment, regional development and planning.
  • Natural and Applied Science Fellowship Awarded to an alumna/alumnae who is pursuing an advanced degree in the fields of natural or applied sciences, which include, but are not limited to, biological sciences; earth, ocean and other environmental sciences; physical sciences, chemistry; mathematics and statistics; computing sciences and engineering.

Ruth E. Salny Fellowship *

  • Established by Ruth E. Salny ’30, a botany major who came from a family of physicians and scientists
  • Fellowship is for a current year graduate who will pursue an advanced degree in the natural sciences, physics, chemistry, biology or medicine

Carole Sampson-Landers ’69, MD Fellowship

  • Established by Carole Sampson-Landers ’69, MD
  • Fellowship is for a alumna of Douglass College or Douglass Residential College who is currently in a STEM professional role with a preference in the medical /science field and who is purusing related graduate studies in the field. Preference will be for an applicant with matriculation towards a post-graduate degree and who is African American.

Joyce Kotler Schwartz Memorial Graduate Science Fellowship *

  • Established by Leonard Schwartz in memory of his wife, Joyce Kotler Schwartz ’63, and in honor of their children, Jan, Jill and Gail
  • Fellowship is for an alumna or current year graduate who is doing graduate work in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, computers, geology, or engineering

C. Maxene Vaughters Summey Service Fellowship

  • Established by Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Black Alumnae Network
  • Fellowship is for an alumna/alumnae who is a graduating senior of Douglass Residential College of African American descent, who have demondtrated leadership in activities that provide services to others, such as advocacy for increased multicultural diversity, human rights, social justice, and/or participation in non-profit women’s organizations, and is based on expressed financial need.

Hedwig Hass Turkenkopf Fellowship *

  • Established by a bequest from Hedwig Hass Turkenkopf, an English major from the Class of 1927
  • Fellowship is for outstanding minority graduates

Margaret Denton Wagner Fellowship *

  • Established in honor of Margaret Denton Wagner ’24, who served as President of the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Alumnae Trustee, and  President of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs. Margaret was honored by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College with the Margaret T. Corwin Award in 1943.
  • Fellowship is for an alumna pursuing an advanced degree

Kelly Ann Wilson Fellowship *

  • Established as a memorial to Kelly Ann Wilson, who was an active Douglass student in 1984 when she was killed in an auto accident. Kelly was active in DCGA, the Orientation Committee and served as editor of  the Red Book. A double major in political science and sociology, she planned to attend law school.
  • Fellowship is for a current year graduate who will attend law school

Adelaide Marcus Zagoren Science Fellowship *

  • Named for Adelaide Marcus Zagoren NJC ’40 who served as Executive Director of the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College for more than 25 years.
  • Fellowship is for a current year Douglass graduate who will pursue an advanced degree in the field of science.

* = deceased