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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

    Résumé
    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
    References
    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 are 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 22, 2016. The new class of Gordon Presidential Fellows will be announced before Easter recess.