Posted on Aug 25, 2008

Eight members of the Class of 2008 who comprise the first group of Minerva Fellows have arrived at their foreign destinations where, for the next 11 months, they will get a first-hand look at the human side of poverty. The scholarship program is designed to instill in new graduates an entrepreneurial approach to social problems and a lasting commitment to the poor.

The selected students come from Union’s seven Minerva Houses which serve students’ social and academic interests. All students, faculty and staff are assigned to a Minerva.

The Minerva Fellows will return to campus in May, where they will live on campus for a month. During that time, they will participate in an ongoing course on social entrepreneurship, recount their experiences for other students and give presentations at Minerva Houses and classes.