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 am thrilled and honored to be a Millennium Fellow because I truly look forward to advancing the University of California, Davis' commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. I believe that encouraging global citizenship through education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all students should be a priority for all higher education institutions. Thanks to the Millennium Fellowship, I can begin taking the steps that necessary to achieve this type of goal for UC Davis through my project, ‘Global Education For All & The Campus Global Theme Initiative.’”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Campus Global Theme Initiative is part of a campus-wide commitment to provide every UC Davis student with a global education. Through the project, the team will launch a biennial program to engage the UC Davis community (students, faculty, staff and community partners) in creating a year of transdisciplinary projects, events, and performances that address a theme related to an SDG. From August to November 2018, the team wishes to initiate the effort by publicizing our initiative, inviting event/activity proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year, and creating a mini-grants program to support proposed programming. They will measure their impact by the number of project proposals they receive from student organizations and other units across campus. The Campus Global Theme Initiative plans to receive at least 60 proposals, representing every school and college, that reflect the campus’ diversity.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ranjot Singh is a rising senior at the University of California, Davis. She is currently studying International Relations and Economics and plans to pursue a career in international humanitarian and development organizations including non-governmental organizations. She was born to Punjabi parents in the city of Arezzo, Italy and studied in Italy until she moved to the United States as a high school student. Her unique background led her to explore multiple cultures since a very young age and her experiences as an immigrant and woman of color led her to become deeply committed to social justice. She is also the chairperson of the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission, a commission within UC Davis' student government responsible for overseeing ethnic and race relations on campus.