Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program

The Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program is a comprehensive, fully funded career education experience for selected WashU second-year undergraduate students whose family income is less than $75,000. The goal of the program is to increase career access and future career success for under-resourced WashU undergraduates. Students receive personalized career education and advising as well as a summer stipend award to support living expenses while they complete a pre-professional experience.

The Division of Student Affairs will administer the Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program through the Center for Career Engagement with assistance from the Taylor Family Center for 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 faculty, staff and alumni mentors for the purpose of building community, friendships, and support
  • Enrollment in a one-credit career education course during the spring semester
  • Participation in a student-to-employer networking event during the spring semester
  • Participation in a pre-professional experience (e.g. an internship, research experience, or other meaningful professional development opportunity) during the summer break immediately following the spring semester course
  • Enrollment in a Summer Success Workshop during your summer pre-professional experience
  • Access to personalized career advising toward a summer experience
  • Up to $5000 of financial support for living expenses upon acceptance of a summer pre-professional experience*

*Undergraduate students can apply for a summer stipend award, up to $5,000. 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.*


  • Current second-year Washington University students
  • Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student
  • Family background with $75,000 or less in annual income
  • Preference given to First-Generation students
  • Students must have the ability to work in the United States

Recipient Information

  • Accepted students may be eligible for summer stipend awards up to $5,000 each to cover living costs for unpaid or paid internships, research and other pre-professional experiences.
  • Students selected are required to participate in and complete all aspects of the program.
  • During the Spring 2024 course, students will receive additional coaching on landing a summer experience with a focus on paid internships.
  • Students will be required to submit a thank you note to program donors after completion of the program.

How to Apply

Eligible students will be contacted via email with an invitation to apply. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 5 p.m. CST. Decisions will be communicated the week of October 30, 2023.

If you have further questions, please contact Ryan Hung, Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program Manager at the Center for Career Engagement.

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