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:

  • Apply for admission to CSB/SJU. Please note the regular decision admission application deadline is January 15. 
  • Choose one of the following questions to answer in a 1-2 page written essay:
      • Question #1: What challenges and successes have you encountered when promoting inclusion in your community?
      • Question #2: How do diversity, equity, and inclusion influence your leadership?
      • Question #3: Tell us a story about when you recognized you weren’t being your best self and resolved to do and be better…and you were/are successful. Who were you before? Who are you now? How have you and your relationships changed because of this?
  • Complete the application for the Intercultural LEAD Fellowship.
  • Complete the FAFSA. Applicants need to also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for the Intercultural-LEAD Fellowship.  

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

  • Applicants must be first-generation (CSB/SJU consider 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 FAFSA, the essay and the fellowship application have been received, candidates will be chosen to participate in an on-campus interview in February. Applicants will be notified 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.