The Fellowship

The Stanley Miller Fellowship is a program that introduces alumni of the John William Ward Public Service Fellowship to the work of the federal government in Washington, D.C. Through the Miller Fellowship, former Ward Fellows who are current undergraduates in college spend the summer in the office of a member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation.

This Washington, D.C., post-BLS experience is made possible by the generosity of Helaine and Stanley Miller ’48, a real estate entrepreneur and the 1997 recipient of the Boston Latin School’s Distinguished Graduate Award, and Maureen Fennessy Bousa, the daughter of Eamon Fennessy ’49, a naval veteran and longtime business, political, and community leader.

Read more about the Millers

A member of Boston Latin School’s class of 1948, Stanley Miller’s life was defined by a commitment to give back to the institutions which prepared him for a successful career in business. Miller supported BLS through his role as the president of the Boston Latin School Association and later in establishing the Miller Fellowships in 2000.

His wife Helaine Miller served on the board of the Ward Fellowship until stepping down in 2023. Mrs. Miller similarly displayed her deep devotion to public service through various generous contributions to both Fellowships.

You can find an interview with Helaine Miller here and read more about Stanley Miller’s life here.

Read more about Eamon Fennessy

Eamon Fennessy graduated from BLS in 1949 and soon after college began a career dedicated to service for others. After graduating Georgetown University, Fennessy joined the U.S. Navy and served the nation for 20 years, rising to the rank of commander. Following his death in 2016, the Eamon Fennessy Fellowship was established to provide a summer experience in Washington, DC, to former Ward Fellows in conjunction with the Miller Fellowship.

You can read more about Eamon Fennessy’s life here.

The Miller Fellowship consists of a summer internship in the office of a federal official; Senators Markey, Warren and Whitehouse and Members of Congress Trahan, Lynch, Kennedy, and McGovern have hosted Fellows in recent years. The White House has also sponsored Miller Fellows. Structurally, the Miller Fellowship is very similar to the Ward Fellowship. Students work full-time in their assigned offices for eight weeks and regularly attend meetings with members of Congress and other public officials. More information about the Miller Fellowship can be found in the Miller Fellowship application.

Miller Fellowship Testimonials

Miller Fellow Olivia Ardito
Miller Fellow Aileen Luo
Miller Fellow Isabella Tran
Miller Fellow Madison Toomey
Miller Fellow Perrin Price
Miller Fellow Price Nicholas
Miller Fellow Allyson Ping
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