If you've received a 2014 invitation from Bucknell's president to apply to the Presidential Fellows program,  APPLY NOW.

Each year, a select group of applicants to the incoming class is invited to apply to the Presidential Fellows Program. Presidential Fellows receive $20,000 annual merit scholarship renewable over four years and are matched with mentors from the faculty or university programs who include them in significant, long-term projects and experiences that can give them an edge after college.

Scholarship Details

  • $20,000 annually
  • Renewable for four years
  • Contingent upon participation in the program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at Bucknell

If you are eligible for need-based aid through the Office of Financial Aid, your Presidential Fellows scholarship would be part of your aid package.

Fellowship Details

Presidential Fellows work closely with professors or University administrators on challenging, long-term projects that match the student's interests. If you become a Presidential Fellow, your weekly commitment would be six to eight hours during the academic year. On top of your scholarship, you would receive an additional fellowship allowance of up to $1,500. You would also be invited to academic and cultural activities on campus and select dinners with visiting scholars.

Projects change year-to-year, but past fellowships include:

  • Assistant curator and research assistant, Samek Art Museum
  • Researcher, developing a low-emissions snowmobile for use in Antarctica (mechanical engineering)
  • Researcher, early language development (psychology)
  • Fellow, Bucknell Institute for Public Policy
  • Researcher, the social concepts of nonhuman primates (animal behavior)
  • Business consultant, Bucknell's Small Business Development Center

Fellows may change their fellowship positions as their interests grow and develop.

Contact Information

Sally Koutsoliotas
Associate Professor of Physics
Director of the Presidential Fellows Program



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