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Foundation Events

Extra Innings Fellows Announced

Extra Innings Fellows Announced

JRF has announced the new class of Extra Innings Fellows for 2012. The EI program was created to help highly motivated JRF Scholars overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers–the cost of advanced professional or graduate training. Fellows receive up to $10,000 per year. The Fellows announced for 2012: (pictured above l-r:).

Ashley Bailey, a graduate 2012 graduate of the University of St. Thomas Class, Ashley will attend the University of Wisconsin’s Law School.

Elizabeth Gil, a 1996 graduate of New York University, Elizabeth will attend Michigan State University pursuing a Ph.D in Educational Leadership.

Rebecca Gilmore, a 2012 graduate of Harvard University will attend Sciences Po (Paris, France) and the London School of Economics (London, UK) pursuing dual advanced degrees in International Security and International Economic Policy.

Candace Walker, a 2006 graduate of Loyola University (New Orleans) who will attend Loyola pursuing a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

"The Extra Innings Fellowship was designed to contribute to the intellectual growth and career advancement of tomorrow's leaders by easing the burden of paying for graduate school and through mentoring and networking opportunities,” said Della Britton Baeza , president and chief executive officer of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. "There is nothing more rewarding than empowering our JRF Scholars to reach their full potential. We congratulate this year's Fellows and wish them well!”

Through the Extra Innings program, JRF aims to promote the study of a broad range of topics that will have a substantive impact on communities across the country and contribute to the intellectual growth of tomorrow's leaders.