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Dr. Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Fellowship Program

Goes By: RAY Fellowship

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

Two-year paid fellowship for recent college graduates interested in conservation and clean energy.

The RAY Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. The RAY Fellowship Program is designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the conservation and clean energy sectors—one that fully represents, includes, and is led by the diverse communities, perspectives, and experiences of the United States.

Eligible applicants will be recent graduates (within three years of program start) who identify as a person from a historically marginalized group with an interest in the conservation and/or clean energy fields.

The RAY Fellowship Program looks for applicants that demonstrate:

- Passion, capacity, and transformational potential to exercise leadership and respond to social and environmental challenges

- Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the environmental and social change fields

- Willingness to actively contribute to the Fellowship and take advantage of its benefits including eagerness to connect with and learn from others

- The desire to be active in and give back to community – their own and the large RAY Community during and after the fellowship

- Transformational potential to benefit greatly from the Fellowship’s opportunities and experience

Application deadlines are typically in early April. Visit the program website for exact dates.

Award Value

All RAY Fellowship positions are full-time paid positions with competitive entry-level salaries plus benefits. All Fellows will also receive a stipend of $1,000 to go towards professional development opportunities.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled


No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: April 17, 2024

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