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Two Furman juniors named Metropolitan Fellows

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The Furman Metropolitan Fellowship is an alumni-led grant program established in 2015 to create a bridge between Furman students and internship connections in New York City. Photo/iStock.com

The Furman Metropolitan Fellowship (FMF) program announced today that Furman juniors Rosemary Coskrey and Maddie De Pree will be headed to New York City in the summer of 2019 to participate in one of the university’s most prestigious and competitive internship programs.

The FMF is an alumni-led grant program established in 2015 to create a bridge between Furman students and internship connections in New York City. The fellowship includes support in finding a summer internship, networking opportunities, mentorship and financial assistance.

The selections of Coskrey and De Pree as Fellows represent the culmination of a rigorous application process that spanned three months and three rounds of deliberation. The students represent the fourth class to be selected by the organization.

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Rosemary Coskrey is a junior math and economics major from Lexington, South Carolina.

“We are excited and impressed by our selected Fellows, carefully chosen out of one of the most competitive talent pools we have seen,” said Jeff Broad ’12 FMF director of admissions. Both Maddie and Rosemary truly stood out to the board, and were selected for their intelligence, passion, global perspective and genuine desire to make an impact in New York City. We look forward to working with them as they pursue rewarding and engaging internships, introducing them to mentors in their fields of interest, and plugging them into the network of Furman alumni in New York. We are proud to call these students our 2019 Furman Metropolitan Fellows.”

FMF will now begin the process of assisting the students in their search for internships, and the Fellows will begin connecting with the city’s alumni network to become fully integrated into the community.

Below is more information about the 2019 Furman Metropolitan Fellows.

Rosemary Coskrey is a junior math and economics major from Lexington, South Carolina. At Furman she has served as executive secretary of the Student Government Association, vice president of communications for the Furman Economic Society, and the research and communications intern for the Riley Institute. During spring semester, she will study in Edinburgh, Scotland and hopes to intern with the Scottish Parliament or a political party there. Driven by a passion to combat poverty and provide more equitable opportunities for low income individuals, Coskrey is looking to intern with a nonprofit or research organization in NYC to advocate for policies that address the needs of poor families.

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Maddie De Pree is an English major from Atlanta, Georgia.

Maddie De Pree is an English major from Atlanta, Georgia. She is completing her third year in Furman’s Writing Track, a subset of the English major that focuses on the craft of creative writing. A self-described writing addict, De Pree serves as an assistant editor for The Echo, Furman’s student-run literary and arts magazine. While in New York, De Pree hopes to work at a major publishing house, where she can tap into the workings of NYC’s literary and publishing scenes.

FMF has also begun its formal capital campaign for next summer. For more information please visit the FMF website.

For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

About the Furman Metropolitan Fellowship
The Furman Metropolitan Fellowship is a not-for-profit organization that aims to enhance and build the presence of Furman University in Metropolitan areas. FMF was established in the spring of 2015 by Furman alumni in the greater New York area with the goal to facilitate selected students’ search for internships, professional mentorship, and social community involvement. The organization undergoes an extensive application process every year to identify and select exemplary members of the junior class. FMF then utilizes Furman resources and networks to facilitate an internship that aligns with the Fellows’ passions, provides a grant to cover all living expenses, and immerses the Fellow into the New York community in all respects.

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