Emerging Female Leaders | Leadership Development Fellowship

Scarritt-Bennett Center

Belle H. Bennett House Fellowship Program:

Empowering Young Women for Sustainable Activism



Belle H. Bennett House Fellowship Program is a unique leadership development program that trains, inspires, and sustains emerging female leaders committed to social justice. The program is available to five female/ woman-identifying post-undergraduate applicants. For ten months, fellows are empowered to explore the dynamics of spirituality, justice and social change and encouraged to discern their vocations within this context. Fellows gain practical experience engaging social justice and anti-oppression work through placements in community-based organizations in Nashville, as well as experience working on personal and group dynamics, conflict management, community building, and self-care for feminist activism. The purpose of the program is to prepare young women to lead social justice movements and organizations with integrity, global awareness, and the capacity to engage oppression with intersectionality. The program also builds capacities necessary for women to articulate deep, personal conviction about their work and integrate self-care for sustainable, life-long leadership.



  • Arranged unpaid internship with Nashville nonprofit
  • Part-time paid work with Scarritt Bennett Center
  • Health insurance
  • Housing and utilities
  • Membership in a learning community of fellows
  • Experience with community leaders
  • Training / Mentoring / Leadership Development
  • Experience with project management



The application for the 2015-2016 Belle H. Bennett House Fellowship is available now at the Scarritt Bennett Center website (click here). The application deadline is March 1, 2015.


Invest in Young Activists

The work of the program could not happen without the support of our community of friends and donors. To support the Belle H. Bennett House Fellows, please contact Joanne Reich at jreich@scarrittbennett.org.


Please forward this information to graduating students that you believe might be well suited for the program. Please click here to access an informational brochure about the program or see infographic above for more information about the program.


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