Make a difference! Ferrera Fellowship FAQ

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The Ferrera Fellowship offers Bentley students the unique opportunity to work on a non-profit project at a selected organization.  This year’s winners of the Ferrera Fellowship, Bentley students Kyla Reslock and Alex O’Halloran, will be working on projects at Keysteps, Inc. and Perkins School for the Blind.

You may be wondering what the Ferrera Fellowship is all about?  Here’s a quick FAQ for you!

Who is this fellowship named after?

Professor Gerald Ferrera retired three years ago.  Today, he continues to dedicate his time to public service.  As an active member of the Ferrera Fellowship committee, Prof. Ferrera meets with non-profit organizations to gain insight into projects that need special attention to help their organizations achieve their goals.

Why should you apply for a Ferrera Fellowship?

A fellowship is a prestigious notation on your resume. You are making an impact on an organization that would otherwise not be able to complete a specific project which would help the organization reach a new level. While working on this project, you’ll be challenged and guaranteed to develop new skills.  

What are some of the non-profit organizations who have given projects to the Ferrera Fellowship?

  • Francis House
  • EXPLO Schools Inc.
  • Key Steps, Inc
  • Global Smile Foundation

How long has the Ferrera Fellowship been in existence?

The Ferrera Fellowship is now in its third year.

How can I learn more about the Ferrera Fellowship?

View the Ferrera Fellowship videos to learn more and hear from previous Ferrera Fellows Alison Abrams, Julia Paradis, and Patricia Guiao as they share their amazing fellowship experiences!

Applications for the Ferrera Fellowship will be due in October 2015 – stay tuned for more information later this summer on how to apply.  


By Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy Senior Associate Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center Colleen Murphy