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Maigenet Shifferraw Fellowship Fund

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Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw -- an Ethiopian women's rights advocate, President of the Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW), and former professor of Adult Education at the University of the District of Columbia -- passed away on February 24, 2016. In memory of her tireless service in bettering the lives of Ethiopian women and children, her family has established the Maigenet Shifferraw Fellowship, an annual fund that will provide scholarship and seed-money to those working in Ethiopian women and children issues. 

During it's first award cycle, The Maigenet Shifferraw Fellowship will consist of two components:

1) Scholarship: $5,000 toward a scholarship for an awardee who is working on a thesis or dissertation in areas concerning Ethiopian women and children. 

2) Seed-Money: $5,000 to support women in Ethiopia who deserve to start small businesses and training in the form of micro-credits. 

Your generous support through this GoFundMe campaign will directly fund the scholarship and provide seed-money during the 2017 award cycle. The administration of the Maigenet Shifferraw Fellowship is currently run by her family and will include board members, participation by invited scholars, and collaborations with other non-profit organizations in the coming months.

From the family of Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw, we deeply thank you for your contribution in keeping her legacy and efforts alive.


  • kathleen bitetti
    • $50 
    • 8 yrs

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Maigenet Shifferraw Fellowship
Silver Spring, MD
Getachew Metaferia

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