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Apply to Presidential Fellows

Eligible applicants will be rising juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

To apply, students should submit the following:

  • 1

    A one-page résumé that contains contact information (including preferred email address and telephone number); your record of leadership, extracurricular involvement and work experience; your academic major and GPA, and any other information that you consider relevant to your application.

  • 2
    Please provide the names and contact information of 3 on-campus references who are able to discuss your strengths and assess your fit with this program.
  • 3

    Short Responses
    Please prepare short responses (200 words or less) to the following questions in a single document. Please include each prompt before your responses and put your last name in the header of each page:

    • What draws you to the Gordon Presidential Fellows Program, and how does this program fit with your larger sense of calling to leadership at Gordon or after graduating from Gordon?
    • Give a specific example of how you have contributed to the common good since coming to Gordon.
    • What would your best friend say is your greatest strength and your greatest shortcoming? Describe how each is evident in your life.
    • Describe a time that you have demonstrated resourcefulness or taken individual initiative. What was the situation like and what did you do?
    • In a team environment, what role do you usually take on?

To apply, please attach each completed item as a separate Word document or PDF within a single email, and send to William Hagen at

Along with the submitted materials, the College will also review each applicant's transcript as a facet of the evaluation process.

All application materials are due at p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017. The new class of Gordon Presidential Fellows will be announced by the start of spring break.