Each year, a select group of our most highly qualified applicants to the incoming class is invited to apply to the Presidential Fellows Program. If selected to apply, you will receive a mailed invitation. Recipients will receive notifications along with their admissions decisions.
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 work closely with a professor or University administrator for 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.