ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ROSEMARY COSKREY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Furman University | South Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 4
" As a Math-Economics major, I have seen firsthand the impacts my economics classes have had on my worldview and understanding of inequality. I'm so excited to give the same opportunity to students all over our campus in a variety of majors. As a college student, it is very easy to forget that outside of our little bubble of school, there is a world full of poverty, inequity, and discrimination - I think the UN Millennium Fellowship is an incredible way to address significant issues and deepen thinking on college campuses. College students are individuals who will be impacting the world and hopefully solving the many of the problems we examine, so the more students we are able to engage with our projects, the better off our society will be. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Enhancing Student and Community Knowledge on Economic Issues
The intent of my project was to provide opportunities for learning about economic issues in our country and worldwide. As an Economics major, I know that many people do not fully understand aspects of the American economy and thought it would be valuable to get information across to students in all disciplines as well as members of the Greenville community. My project was in two parts: the first was through my internship with The Riley Institute at Furman, where I helped advertise and research for our Straight Talk series on immigration, which had an entire week dedicated to the economic impact on immigrants. Students and community members gathered to hear experts speak. My second part was a Cultural Life Program on Trade Wars with China through the Furman Economic Society; we had a history, political science, and economics professor come together to discuss Tariffs and Trade Wars. At least 50 Furman students attended to learn more.
About the Millennium Fellow
I'm Rosemary Coskrey and I am a triplet, a South Carolinian, and a rising junior at Furman University! During my time in college, I've been given some incredible opportunities, like joining the Student Government Association and Furman Economic Society as well as interning for the Riley Institute and getting to spend next spring in Scotland! Outside of school, I love to write, take pictures (whoo Nikon!), babysit, and hike (although not in the SC summer heat). I'm looking forward to all the friendships I make and knowledge I gain during my participation in the UN Millennium Fellowship.