Presidential Fellowships

Presidential Fellowships award a $30,000 annual merit scholarship renewable over four years, and match recipients with a mentor from the faculty or University staff who include them in a significant, long-term project or experience.

Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at Bucknell.

Presidential Fellows dedicate six to eight hours per week during the academic year on a challenging, long-term project that matches their interests, for which they receive an additional allowance of up to $1,800. Fellows are invited to academic and cultural activities on campus and participate in special professional development events.

Note: Fellows may change their fellowship positions as their interests grow and develop. Please keep in mind that the $1,800 stipend is contingent on whether recipients are on campus and not studying remotely.

Most funding is awarded to students who have demonstrated institutional need as determined by Bucknell’s Office of Financial Aid, but a limited amount will also be awarded to those who do not have financial need or do not apply for aid.

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