The SIFP Mission

The Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) offers mentorship, academic enrichment, and a welcoming scholarly community to students hailing from backgrounds historically underrepresented at Princeton. In particular, we invite all first-generation and low-income students, as well as military veterans and transfer students, to apply to become SIFP Fellows. Housed within the Office of the Dean of the College, SIFP provides practical guidance to students for whom Princeton presents a new and different academic and social culture from their home communities, from navigating the University’s many and ever-expanding resources, to empowering Fellows to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals. Above all else, becoming a SIFP Fellow means joining a supportive community of scholars who work together to thoughtfully engage college life, find success, and prepare for the exciting road ahead.

SIFP Fellows benefit from workshops, roundtables, and advising events that support academic achievement, facilitate mentorship across cohorts, and provide ongoing academic and professional development opportunities. Learn more about our programming by checking out the SIFP Experience[link].

SIFP builds on and enhances our Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI) program, extending its inclusive academic experience from matriculation to graduation. Students are very welcome to apply to join SIFP even if they did not attend FSI or participate in FSI2U.