SIFP Experience

SIFP Fellows are part of a larger first-generation/lower-income community of peers, staff and faculty at the University. The SIFP experience is comprised of monthly mentorship group meetings, co-curricular workshops, professional development opportunities, and fun extracurricular activities!

SIFP students must attend 75% of their mentorship group meetings each semester, obtain HALP by attending events/workshops satisfying their Health and Wellness, Academic Skill-Building, Life Skills, and Professional Development event requirements, and meet one-on-one with a Programs for Access & Inclusion staff member and with one of our staff and faculty fellows per semester. 


Student Testimonials on the SIFP Experience

“Overall, I’ve found that SIFP has been especially helpful in making the social transition to the university, as many of my closest friends at Princeton are also SIFP fellows. The mentorship group meetings furthered this, allowing me to interact with another group of individuals on a relatively consistent basis, thereby expanding my social circle.” – Austin Ferrenti ‘19


“It is worthwhile to have the support system that the Scholars Institute Fellows Program offers from the monthly dinners and the amazing people involved. For me, finding these great friends is an incredibly important part of making Princeton work for me because it creates an environment where I feel at home.” – Anna Bogdan ‘19