Judy Schneider Fellowship

Established in 2015, in conjunction with WGRís 40th anniversary, the Judy Schneider Fellowship is named in gratitude and appreciation for the immense impact Judy Schneider has had on WGR and the thousands of women she has mentored, developed, and trained through her Direct Connect to Congress education series, since 1985. The fellowship provides real life opportunities to build your professional and personal skill set as an emerging government relations professional. This year-round program is aimed at creating the next generation of talent, ethical, savvy, and passionate advocates.

Since its inception, Judy has worked passionately to ensure that WGR members are smart, savvy government relations professionals, breaking down the ins and outs of congressional procedure in both the Senate and House. She is a treasure trove of information and historical knowledge that ensures that every participant of her Direct Connect to Congress program leaves feeling confident and empowered to be successful in their legislative agendas.

Judyís passion for professional development is a cornerstone of the fellowship, which will provide a 360 professional development experience, to young professionals in the early stages of her career. Two fellows will be selected annually, immediately gaining access to all of the program benefits, including a WGR membership, free registration to all WGR events (150 events in 2015) and of course, complimentary registration for Judyís Direct Connect to Congress education program, for one year.

The 2017 Fellowship application is open. Applications are due April 10, 2017 The program will run July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Congratulations to the 2016 Judy Schneider Fellows:

Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Mary McClure, Victoria Parsons, Judy Schiender Mary McClure, Voice for Progress

Victoria Parsons
, Daimler North America

View the 2017 Finalists

Fellowship criteria:

  • Resident of the District of Columbia, Virginia, or Maryland;
  • No more than three years of professional work experience;
  • Interest and/or experience in the government relations profession.

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