Eva Kastan Grove Fellowship Program at Roosevelt House

The 2020 Grove Cohort


The Eva Katsan Grove Fellowship is a prestigious and rigorous program that provides mentorship, professional development, and a financial award to students who are committed to public service, public policy, and human rights. The Fellowship provides students with an opportunity to learn from Grove Leaders, accomplished public policy and human rights figures who spend a semester mentoring and facilitating discussions among Grove Fellows. The Fellows work with their Grove Leader to complete a project that advances public policy and human rights locally, nationally, or globally. Projects may include, but are not limited to, drafting legislation, preparing a public policy report, and publishing a policy-related story. In addition to completing their projects, Grove Fellows gather at Roosevelt House each week to participate in discussion sessions led by a Grove Leader. Weekly discussion sessions not only give Grove Fellows an opportunity to discuss the relevant human rights and policy issues of the day, but also to network with their peers and Grove Leaders.

About Eva Kastan Grove

Eva Kastan Grove graduated from Hunter College in 1958 with a degree in pre-social work. Eva, born in Vienna, fled the Nazis with her family when she was just three. She was raised in Bolivia, and at 18, arrived in New York, and attended Hunter where she spent many hours at Roosevelt House. Her husband, Andrew Grove, former chairman of Intel, was also an immigrant, having survived both the Nazi occupation of Hungary, and later, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

“Hunter opened the doors to America for me,” Eva has said. In fact, Hunter College continues to welcome immigrants from all over the world and provides them with a high quality education that will allow them access to the opportunities they often sacrificed so much for.

Grove Fellowship Cohorts and Leaders

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must have earned, at minimum, 30 credits, and be enrolled at Hunter College as full-time students (12 or more credits). A minimum of 1/3 of these credits should have been earned at Hunter College. Graduate students and individuals with advanced degrees are not eligible to apply. Successful applicants will show evidence of the following:

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership potential
  • Commitment to public service

Selection Process

The program has a competitive selection process and strives to select a class of Fellows who are academically, geographically, and culturally diverse based upon the applicant pool.


Applications for the Spring 2024 Eva Kastan Grove Fellowship are now closed.  The deadline to apply was November 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM.