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 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
"I was attracted to the Millennium Fellowship because I viewed it as an unmatched opportunity to pursue a large-scale project on a topic that attracts me with an indescribable force: sustainability. I am beyond excited to be challenged to lead by example in novel ways and to be pushed to meet higher expectations in order to benefit a larger community."
Millennium Fellowship Project
Sustainable Solutions will be a competition that invites all Penn students and high school students from Philadelphia to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the contexts of Penn and Philadelphia. The purpose is to facilitate actionable solutions that will be implemented at Penn or Philadelphia respectively. By November, they intend to hold training and information sessions, provide necessary resources for mentors and competitors to succeed, open the submission portal on our website, and host a kick-off event to introduce this year's themes and judges. This project will address Sustainable Development Goal 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities, and will meet the UN Academic Impact Principle 9, Sustainability.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nicole is a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Earth Science, with a concentration in Environmental Science. Her main interest lies in the social impact of sustainable work, with an emphasis on how sustainable development affects low-income or underrepresented communities. She currently does research with her university's office of sustainability, serves as the Co-President for the Earth and Environmental Science Undergraduate Advisory Board, and discusses issues related to campus sustainability as a member of the Student Advisory Group for the Environment. This year, she will also be launching Penn's first environmental residential program for upperclassmen students.