Presidential Fellows

Presidential Fellows: The Benefits

Once you choose Washington College and become a Presidential Fellow, doors start opening. Here are some of the special opportunities you can expect.

Eat, Drink, Network

Beginning with an elegant dinner hosted by President Kurt Landgraf, you’ll have special opportunities to meet with distinguished scientists, artists, technology and business entrepreneurs, authors, policy makers, legislators, and honored academics—all of whom want to see you succeed and can help you do it.

Sail, Learn, Enjoy

Each year the Presidential Fellows spend a day sailing aboard an 18th-century tall ship. An experience which gives you a unique and memorable way to get acquainted with the heart of your new College home, the Chester River. After a full day on the water, you’re treated to a riverside picnic followed by fireworks at dusk.

Be Honored

Throughout the year you’ll be a special guest at activities sponsored by the College’s chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows, and the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society. These opportunities will help you qualify for election to these honors societies, which can open further doors for you to compete for distinguished national honors such as Fulbright Fellowships and Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, and Truman scholarships. 


Class of 2019 Presidential Fellows in DC - February 27, 2016