Scholars Institute Fellows Program

The Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) expands and enhances our Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI) program.

SIFP provides all first-generation and lower-income students at Princeton with mentorship, academic enrichment, and scholarly community throughout their time at Princeton. Housed within the Office of the Dean of the College, SIFP empowers students to successfully navigate the new University’s many and ever-expanding resources, empowering them to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals. Through the program, students are supported by a community of like-minded scholars as they transition to college, find success there, and prepare for graduate study or a career.

SIFP Fellows benefit from workshops, roundtables, and advising events that support academic achievement, facilitate mentorship across cohorts, and provide ongoing academic and professional development opportunities for former FSI participants and other first-generation students who were unable to participate in the initial summer program.

Scholars Institute Fellows receive:

  • Mentorship and support from a community of peers, alumni, staff and faculty
  • Guided exposure to campus leadership and enrichment opportunities
  • Eligibility to apply for summer funding as Research Fellows, Course Fellows, RCAs, and Programming Fellows for the Freshman Scholars Institute
  • Fully-funded extracurricular activities and events hosted by SIFP throughout the academic year, such as day trips to New York and Philadelphia over Fall Break and Spring Break or longer trips to Washington, DC over Intercession
  • Invitation to a mid-year retreat
  • Invitations to networking events featuring upperclassmen, faculty, administrators and Princeton alumni

Please visit the SIFP website to learn more about the program.