YELLOW SPRINGS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Request for Proposals
The Miller Fellowship Program is a program of the Yellow Springs
Community Foundation, funded by the Nolan J. and Richard D. Miller
Endowment Fund. Nolan Miller (d. 2006) was Associate Editor of The
Antioch Review, a noted writing teacher and a beloved Antioch College
professor. His brother, Richard (d. 2007), was a highly regarded artist
working in many different media. The purpose of this fund is to
support fellowships for Antioch College students who engage in service
for the benefit of the Yellow Springs community. While a measure of
priority will be given to serving the needs of the elderly in Yellow
Springs, other public service institutions will be supported as well, in
keeping with the basic premise of the endowment that it is meant to
foster mutual respect between Antioch College and the whole of the
Yellow Springs community.
The Yellow Springs Community
Foundation will be accepting proposals from Yellow Springs nonprofits
that wish to place Miller Fellows in their organization. In accordance
with the Antioch College curriculum, for the 2012-2013 academic year,
Miller Fellows will be available part-time for up to 10 hours per week
during the three study quarters, and 30 – 40 hours per week during the
work quarter. The work quarter for first year students will be Spring
2013. The work quarter for second year students will be Winter quarter
Applications may be made for Fellows for the full
study-work program (3 study quarters and one work quarter) or the
study-only program (4 study quarters). The maximum grant for the full
work and study program will be $8100; the maximum grant for the study
program will be $4400. Applicants should understand that Antioch
students are required to spend one quarter each year in a full-time work
setting. This means that those organizations choosing the study-only
program will have a substitution of their Miller Fellow at some time
during the school year. The timing of the substitution will depend on
whether the Fellow is a first- or second-year student.
Foundation will pay, through grants to the successful non-profits, the
direct labor costs of the fellowships. The hourly rate for Miller
Fellows is $10/hour. Overhead costs will be the responsibility of the
non-profit organization. The Foundation anticipates funding between 10
and 18 fellowships during the 2012-2013 academic year, depending on the
mix of full study-work programs and study-only programs.
The deadline for applications is August 17, 2012.
The complete RFP and coversheet for proposals may be found on the YSCF Website.