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First-Year Fellows Program

 

Program Overview


Westminster's First-Year Fellows programs are an exciting way to begin college. Students accepted to this one-year program will benefit from both the opportunity to explore an interesting topic from inside and outside a classroom, and an instant community of students, faculty, and staff who share their passions.

The First-Year Fellows Program is open to any incoming first year student who has not already committed to another Westminster scholar or fellow program. Acceptance occurs on a rolling basis. Space in the programs is limited, so apply now for best consideration.

The 2021 First-Year Fellows Program themes are:

 

 

Benefits of the First-Year Fellows Program


  • A one-year, $1,000 scholarship for residential students.
  • Placement in a living and learning community in a recently renovated residence hall.
  • Special Fellows-only course specifically developed to explore your chosen theme.
  • Hands-on engagement in and out of the classroom.
  • Connection to resources related to your theme (on and off campus).
  • Immediate connection with some of Westminster's most outstanding faculty and staff.

Selection Process


The First-Year Fellows Program is open to any incoming first year student who has not already committed to another Westminster scholar or fellow program. Acceptance occurs on a rolling basis. Space in the programs is limited, so apply now for best consideration.

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 Apply for the 2021 Fellows Program

 

Questions?


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  Global Engagement Fellows

Are you interested in other cultures and societies? Would you want to study, travel, or work in other countries? Then apply for our Global Engagement Fellows Program.

Global Engagement Fellows will:


  • Examine how the political, economic, social and cultural dimensions of globalization are transforming relationships between individuals and societies in a special section of our first-year seminar course, Inquiry 111.
  • Explore other cultures, on and off campus.
  • Investigate the study abroad opportunities available to Westminster students.
  • Develop an understanding of how their lives connect with others around the globe.
  • Have the opportunity to travel to Canada over spring break.

Questions?


Questions about the Leadership Fellows may be directed to:

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  Civic Engagement Fellows

Are you interested in improving your community and making a positive difference? Do you want to lead change? Then apply for our Civic Engagement Fellows Program.

Civic Engagement Fellows will:


  • Explore the responsibilities students have within various communities, on and off campus, and learn to recognize and respect different world views in a special section of our first year seminar course, Inquiry 111.
  • Collaborate directly with community partners on service-learning projects related to literacy, food security, affordable housing, disabilities, and more!

Questions?


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  Leadership Fellows

Are you interested in becoming a leader? Does the challenge of developing the mind and abilities of an engaged leader excite you? Then apply for our Leadership Fellows Program.

Leadership Fellows will:


  • Explore the nature, function and challenge of leadership from a Liberal Arts perspective in a designated section of our first year seminar, Inquiry 111.
  • Learn and live the language of leaders, developing an understanding of leadership as a rhetorical construct and rhetoric as a constructive motivator.
  • Engage with campus, community and national leaders and learn from their experiences.

Questions?


Questions about the Leadership Fellows may be directed to:

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