The Presidential Fellows Program
The Presidential Fellows Program was designed for students who want to become engaged fully in the living and learning community that is Huntingdon College and who are not involved with other campus teams. The experience you gain will build your resume, increase your friend circle, and reward you with lasting memories and growing knowledge and skills.
Under the direction of Huntingdon faculty and administrators, the Presidential Fellows Program encourages personal and professional development, provides individual and collective networking and community-building, and promotes scholarship through academic colloquy and individual study.
Make the most of your college experience. Be a Presidential Fellow.
The Presidential Fellowship includes an $18,500 scholarship that is renewable annually for a minimum of three years, as long as award criteria are met.
Minimum Requirements and Expectations
- Open to freshmen only.
- Campus residency required.
- Minimum 3.70 GPA and 24 ACT in high school.
- Because of the time commitment for this program, Presidential Fellowships are reserved for those who are not participating in NCAA-III athletic teams, band, dance, or cheer teams.
Presidential Fellows Academic Teams
Presidential Fellows are expected to devote approximately 10 hours each week to participation in an Academic Team. Teams include:
- Ability First Team—work with students through the Ability First Office (disability services) or through the Ability Sport Network (youth wheelchair sports teams), Adapted Physical Education programs, and the Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrians (MANE) program.
- Academic Mentoring Team—provide leadership, tutoring, and other academic guidance, support, and coaching for students and/or academic programs.
- Cultural, Civic, and Political Engagement Team—participate in, design, and support cultural and political events on campus to broaden the community’s awareness of issues, public policies, and global perspectives.
- Media Production/Social Media Team—provide support for recording and reporting college activities and events, creating content for College social media accounts.
- Sports Marketing and Broadcasting Team—provide support to all Huntingdon College NCAA Athletic Teams by promoting, recording, and reporting events, and creating content for HC Athletics’ social media accounts.
- Sports Medicine Team—work with Huntingdon athletic trainers, gain experience shadowing and volunteering with physicians, radiologists, orthopedists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, surgeons, nurses, and other health care professionals.
- Undergraduate Science Research Team—commit to participation in undergraduate research in the sciences and/or serve as a faculty research assistant or lab assistant.
In addition to team participation, you will be required to complete the following:
- Participate in Huntingdon Student Development programming.
- Complete annual service projects with the Fellows group.
- Complete a Senior Capstone project.
- Live in Huntingdon’s on-campus residential community.
- Fulfill general program requirements.
- Make satisfactory academic progress toward your degree.
- Remain in good conduct standing with the College.
- A background check may be required for participation in specific teams.
How to Apply
- Complete and submit the Presidential Fellows Application along with or in addition to your Application for Admission.
- Be admitted to Huntingdon College.
- Achieve an ACT score of at least 24 and a minimum GPA of 3.70 in high school coursework.
- Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1.
- Agree to participate in a Presidential Fellows Academic Team.
- Admission to the Presidential Fellows program will be granted on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Early application is encouraged.
Note: Because of the time commitment, the Presidential Fellows program is not open to students who participate in NCAA-III athletic teams, cheerleading, or band.
Leanne Mallory Carroll
Vice President for Strategic Academic Initiatives
Director of the Huntingdon Presidential Fellows Program and the Hobbs Honors Program