Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program

The Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program is a comprehensive, fully funded career education experience for selected WashU first and second year students whose family income is less than $75,000 with a preference for students who are the first in their families to attend college. The goal of the program is to increase career access and future career success for under-resourced WashU students.

The Division of Student Affairs will administer the Chancellor’s Career Fellows program through the Career Center, with assistance from the Office of Student Success, the Office for Scholar Programs and the Office of Student Financial Services.

The Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program is a comprehensive program that includes the following components:

  • Connection to and with the Chancellor’s Career Fellows participants and staff mentors for the purpose of building community, friendships, and support
  • Enrollment in a one-credit career education course during Spring 2021
  • Participation in a student-to-student networking event during Spring 2021
  • Participation in a pre-professional experience during Summer 2021 to include an internship, research experience, or other meaningful professional development opportunity
  • Enrollment in a one-credit Internship Success course during Summer 2021
  • Mentorship from a WashU alumni throughout the program
  • Access to personalized career advising toward a summer experience
  • Up to $5,000.00 of financial support for each participant for Summer 2021

Undergraduate students can apply for an award, up to $5000. Award amounts are determined by several factors including, but not limited to, number of weeks working, hours per week, location, budget and financial need. Financial need status is determined by the Office of Student Financial Services.


  • First-Year or Sophomore class standing by the time of application deadline
  • Full-time degree seeking student
  • Come from a family with $75,000 or less in annual income

Recipient Information

  • Accepted students may be eligible for summer awards up to $5,000 each. The awards could cover living costs for unpaid or paid internships and could guarantee up to $5,000 of summer income for unpaid or underpaid internships.
  • Students selected would be required to participate and complete in all aspects of the program.
  • During the course, students will receive additional coaching on landing a summer experience with a focus on paid internships. Students unable to find an internship would potentially strive to find a summer position at WashU.
  • Students will be required to submit a thank you note to program donors.

How to Apply

Applications will be open November 20. Application deadline is Sunday, December 13, 2020. Decisions will be made by January 11 at the latest.

The Career Center utilizes a centralized application system to review all requests. Applications will be reviewed by a committee, and selected recipients receive awards through the program funds.

If you have further questions, please contact the Career Center at

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