Presidential Fellowships

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.

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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