On March 26-27, 2019, Austin College will honor Maria Teresa Kumar as the 2019 Posey Leadership Award recipient on campus and at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. Ms. Kumar is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino, a leading national civic engagement organization that works to encourage Latino youth to participate in public policy. She earned a BA in Economics and International Affairs from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Global Outreach Fellowships
Each Global Outreach Fellowship is intended to provide meaningful and potentially life-changing experiences for a select group of Austin College students while benefiting the communities around the world. From teaching in impoverished areas, working on development programs in Africa, or starting a program of their own, the opportunities are limitless.
The 10 to 15 Austin College students selected annually as Global Outreach Fellows receive Global Outreach Fellowships to support their project and/or participation in an internship that fosters engagement with community development issues while providing a meaningful appreciation of both the possibilities and the obstacles in leading effective change in these areas. Fellowships awarded to Austin College students are specifically meant to support servant leadership opportunities and are not meant to support “for-profit” internships and/or opportunities.