Frank Shields Fellowships
The Frank Shields Fellowships were created in 2003 by the National Rowing Foundation, in honor of the late Francis (Frank) Alexander Shields (1941 – 2003).
Shields graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he captained the crew that rowed in the Henley Royal Regatta in 1962. An avid sportsman, Shields never lost his love of rowing and founded the Power Ten New York in 1980.
Shields Fellows assist the NRF staff in a variety of stewardship initiatives including: contacting current and alumni team members, developing and maintaining the NRF database, and hosting the annual Head of the Charles Regatta U.S. National Team alumni reception. Fellows also represent the U.S. Team and the NRF at gatherings at major regattas throughout the country, create newsletters and assist with the development of the annual report.
Frank Shields Fellows