Alumni Association Undergraduate Fellowship

The Alumni Association Undergraduate Fellowship, valued at more than $11,000, is funded by the Alumni Association to assist and reward a bright and promising undergraduate student at William Paterson University. The Alumni Association Undergraduate Fellow will receive a $7,500 scholarship, textbook reimbursement up to $300 per semester, a stipend of approximately $3,000+ for 15-20 hours per week of employment with the Office of Alumni Relations, and valuable experience in computer applications, research, writing, fundraising management, office administration, and public relations. The successful applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student who will complete their sophomore year by of the end of the current spring semester with at least 24 credits taken at William Paterson University, has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills, and satisfactory Alumni Relations Office performance standards. Financial need is not an eligibility criterion; however, this Fellowship may affect eligibility for financial aid from other sources (i.e., through the William Paterson University Office of Financial Aid). Students must be available to work 15-20 hours per week in the Office of Alumni Relations; students who are student teaching, engaged in an internship, or not available during regular business hours are not eligible.

Finalists will be contacted by the Alumni Association selection committee to schedule an in-person interview in August; students wishing to be considered must be available during that period.*

Supplemental Questions
  1. If you are interested in applying to be the Alumni Association Undergraduate Fellow for the upcoming academic year, please provide an essay (suggested length: 300-500 words) describing your personal and educational history, your future career goals, and how your experiences qualify you to receive the fellowship and work with William Paterson Alumni Association staff and volunteers.