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The Fellowship Program, spearheaded by the classes of '56, '81 and '06, annually awards fellowships to four Princeton graduates. Typically, one domestic and one international project is selected; each of these recipients receives a stipend of $35,000.  In addition, a $60,000 fellowship is offered to a team of two who will work on a project together.  The fellows work full-time for a year following their graduation on socially-significant projects they have researched and chosen.  


For domestic Fellowships, the candidate and a sponsoring organization create a mutually beneficial project.  Candidates for the 1956 ReachOut International Fellowships may design a project to be performed anywhere in the world, with or without a sponsoring organization.  Candidates for the ReachOut Herbert C. Paschen, Jr. ’56 Fellowship must, as two-person pairs (“Paschen Pairs”), find a suitable public interest organization that agrees in advance to make a position available, and then work with the organization to devise a socially significant project or function. The organization can be located in either the United States or overseas.


In the spring, we introduce the opportunities to juniors, and meet with interested students the following fall.  Applications are submitted in January, interviews held in late January or early February, and decisions announced soon thereafter.  


Our Fellowships are made possible by donations which support these dedicated, skilled, and energetic young people in achieving their dreams of improving lives around the world. Their experiences will stay with them for life.  Current students interested in applying for our fellowships should review the Application Information and Requirements.

Alumni interested in supporting this program or joining the fellowship committee should contact Jean Telljohann '81 or Tracy Pogue '81 for more information.


You have chosen wonderful students who exemplify the Princeton motto. The classes have every reason to be proud of this project, which provides recognition and opportunity for students who have been committed to public service."

Shirley Tilghman,

Princeton President


I know that I wouldn't be the person I am today without the ReachOut fellowship and my time in Palestine.  My decision to take this position [at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation] was an extension of that experience; it is another way for me to live out my commitment to service and social justice."

Clare Herceg,

Princeton '11


I attribute much of my success to the opportunity I was given by ReachOut 56-81, and consider myself incredibly fortunate to have received a fellowship."

Katie Grim,

Princeton '04

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