The Miller Fellowship Program is a program of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, funded by the Nolan J. and Richard D. Miller Endowment Fund. Nolan Miller (d. 2006) was Associate Editor of The Antioch Review, a noted writing teacher and a beloved Antioch College professor. His brother, Richard (d. 2009), was a highly regarded artist working in many different media. The purpose of this fund is to support fellowships for Antioch College students who engage in service for the benefit of the Yellow Springs community. While a measure of priority will be given to serving the needs of the elderly in Yellow Springs, other public service institutions are supported as well, in keeping with the basic premise of the endowment that it is meant to foster mutual respect between Antioch College and the whole of the Yellow Springs community.
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The Yellow Springs Community Foundation accepts proposals once a year from Yellow Springs nonprofit organizations that wish to place Miller Fellows in their organization on an annual basis, usually in early July. In accordance with the Antioch College curriculum, Miller Fellows are to work part-time for up to 10 hours per week during the three study quarters, and a minimum of 30 hours up to 40 hours per week during the work quarter.
Applications may be made for Fellows for the full study-work program (3 part-time quarters and one full-time work quarter) or the study-only program (4 part-time quarters). The maximum grant for either program will depend on the hourly rate authorized for that year.
Antioch students are required to spend one quarter each year in a full-time work setting. This means that those organizations choosing the part-time only program will have a substitution of their Miller Fellow for one quarter during the school year.
The Foundation will pay, through grants to the selected nonprofit organizations, the direct labor costs of the fellowships at the hourly rat set in the Request for Proposals. Overhead costs will be the responsibility of the nonprofit organization.