How do I apply for a Fellowship?

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To be considered for a fellowship, all of the below steps must be completed:

Please note that the application for current high school seniors graduating in 2015 has closed. The application for seniors graduating in 2016 will be posted next fall.

Apply for admission to CSB/SJU.
Please note the regular decision admission application deadline is January 15.

Write an essay answering the following scholarship essay question: How have you challenged yourself to be a leader on issues of diversity?

Complete the application for the Intercultural LEAD fellowship. The application for the 2015-2016 academic year will be posted in the fall of 2015.

The following criteria must be met for your application to be considered for a fellowship:


Applicants must be first-generation (CSB/SJU considers students to be first-generation if neither parent has a four-year degree).

Applicants must be high school seniors from the United States.


Once the application for admission, the essay and the fellowship application have been received, candidates will be chosen to participate in an on-campus interview in March. Applicants will be notified by February 20 if they have been selected for an interview. Candidates will interview with a faculty member and spend a day on campus with current CSB/SJU Intercultural Leadership, Education and Development Scholars. Scholars are chosen after the on-campus interview.