Program Benefits & Requirements

Benefits

SIFP Fellows benefit from:

  • Mentorship and support from a community of peers, alumni, and staff and faculty
  • Guided exposure to campus leadership and enrichment opportunities
  • Eligibility to apply for summer funding/housing as Research Fellows, Course Fellows, RCAs, and Programming Fellows for the Freshman Scholars Institute
  • Eligibility to apply for funding for designated professional and academic opportunities like Princeternships.
  • Fully-funded extracurricular activities and events hosted by SIFP throughout the academic year, such as day trips to New York and Philadelphia over Fall Break and Spring Break or longer trips to Washington DC over Intercession
  • Invitation to a mid-year retreat
  • Invitations to networking events featuring upperclassmen, faculty, administrators and Princeton alumni
  • Junior and seniors have the opportunity to apply for the "SIFProfessionals" track in SIFP and receive additional perks like GRE test prep courses, professional development funding, and DMV license and permit test fee funding.

Requirements

Scholars Institute Fellows must:

  • Upon registration, attend at least 75% of their weekly mentorship group meetings which are facilitated by Head or Graduate Fellow student leaders who are employed through our office.
  • Obtain "HALP" each semester that they are in SIFP by attending workshops hosted through our office. These workshops are structured around topics like “Choosing a Major;” “Applying to Summer Internships;” “How to Precept;” “Best Study Strategies for Midterms/Finals;” discussion groups on health professions, etc.
    • HALP stands for Health and Wellness; Academic Skill-Building; Life Skills; and Professional Development. Each SIFP workshop fulfills one of the HALP letters, which will be indicated on the SIFP digest that is sent out weekly to students
    • Complete a Fellows Reflection after attending each event through the google form provided through the mentor collective online platform
  • Engage in 1:1 mentorship with designated program mentors, including Dean Khristina Gonzalez and PAI staff, Residential College staff, and Faculty and Staff Fellows.
  • With the support of the program, find and participate in a summer enrichment experience in summer 2020 (for instance, a summer seminar, internship, or work/study abroad experience) and write a short reflection about the experience. 
  • Provide mentorship to future generations of SIFP Fellows.

In order to remain in good standing with SIFP each semester, students must find HALP by going to at least 4 SIFP workshops that fulfill one of each of the letters in HALP and they must attend at least 75% of their mentorship or accountability group meetings in a semester.