About the Eva Gunther Fellowship

Our Fellowship program for teenage girls is the foundation’s longest standing grant program and speaks to the heart of the Eva Foundation’s commitment to supporting individual girls.In giving these Fellowships of up to $2,000, we are empowering young, motivated women to overcome limiting circumstances and follow their passions.

 

In the simplest terms, an Eva Fellowship is a need-based grant which will allow a girl to have an experience similar to those that Eva had. The Fellowship Program offers a girl the chance to have a special, singular experience that is just for her.

 

EGF intends to enable young, motivated women to follow a dream; to help extend their own and society’s beliefs about their role and abilities; to engender creativity and artistic excellence; to enable girls to exhibit leadership skills; and to amplify girls’ ability to be independent thinkers in an interdependent world.

A nominee must

a girl receiving a fellowship must be 11 - 18 years old

BE A GIRL AGED 11 – 18

a girl must live in the bay area

LIVE IN THE S.F. BAY AREA

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BE IN FINANCIAL NEED

have a project in mind

HAVE A PROJECT OR PROGRAM IN MIND

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BE MOTIVATED

BE NOMINATED AND SECONDED

How to make a nomination

If you are a girl:

An Eva Gunther Fellow can’t nominate herself, or be nominated by a family member; she needs to be nominated by an adult mentor who knows her well.Approach an adult in your life who is not a family member, bring them to this website, and ask them to help you.

If you are a mentor to or teacher of a girl:

You are a person who can nominate your mentee or student! These numbered buttons explain the nomination process. When you’re ready, simply click on the link below to contact us and get started!

how to nominate a girl - step one : choose a girl you want to nominate

Write a nomination letter

A formal nomination letter must be submitted by an adult advisor, teacher or mentor who knows the candidate well and is not a parent or relative. The letter describes the candidate, the activity and the candidate’s goal for the activity. Past activities  are not eligible.

Submit a Seconding Letter

A brief seconding letter must be submitted by a staff member of the institution who will be sponsoring and monitoring the user of the grant funds. The seconding letter can be short, but needs to affirm:

  • The organization receiving the funds is a 501(c)3
  • The nominee has been admitted to the program in question
  • The funds provided will be spent for the purpose outlined in the nomination letter

Complete Online Application

Nominators can logon to our grants management portal to complete a brief application form. If your organization is new to our foundation, please first register as a new user (you will need to create an account). You will be emailed a temporary password that you can use to log in. Once logged in, click “New Application” complete the application form and upload the required nominating and seconding letters. Click submit once completed.

Nominee writes a thank you letter

If a girl has been accepted to receive funds for her project, she must first send a one page double-spaced, 12 point font acceptance letter describing herself and what she hopes to accomplish with the funded activity. She can answer these questions:

  • What activity do you want to explore?
  • Why are you interested in this program?
  • What do you think you will gain from the experience?

Fellow writes a final report

After a girl has received her grant and participated in her project, she must write a 2-4 page thank you letter (double-spaced with 12 point font) outlining her experience and what her plans are for the future. She can answer these questions:

  • What did you get out of this experience?
  • Did it help you in any way?
  • Has it changed what you think you would like to do in the future?
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For questions please contact our Grants Manager Jessica Sutton 415-561-6540 x238 orjsutton@pfs-llc.net

JOIN OUR CIRCLE OF NOMINATORS AND HELP A GIRL ACHIEVE A DREAM

What can girls get fellowships for?

 

There are many programs and opportunities for girls to pursue their passions. Here are just a few examples of past fellowships.

Athletic Programs

 

  • Cheerleading camp
  • Basketball recruitment tour
  • JCC macabi games
  • Karate classes
  • Camp Winarainbow
arts programs

Creative Programs

 

  • SF Ballet program
  • Acting classes at ACT
  • Dance Programs
  • Music lessons at Blue Bear
  • Writing Classes
  • Choir & Symphony Trips
  • ArtFest through JCCSF
  • Singing lessons
  • Traditional Chinese Music Lessons
  • Marsh Theatre Camp
travel programs

Experience and Travel Programs

 

  • Historically black college tour
  • Global Glimpse service trip to Nicaragua
  • Science trip to Belize
  • Girls leadership institute camp
  • CloseUp trip to Washington DC
  • Forensic science camp
  • Sojourn to the Past Trip
  • Volunteer trip to New Orleans
  • Trip to Europe
  • Cooking classes
  • Beauty school
Learn More about our past fellows