Program Benefits

The Will Fellows Program gives you the freedom and flexibility to plan your own learning experiences by providing tools, resources, and encouragement to help you pursue your dreams.

Will Fellows receive a $7,500 award to explore and engage the world. You can use your fellowship funds to study abroad, support an internship opportunity, engage in public service, work with faculty members on research projects, or create your own project — whatever fuels your passion.

In addition, the program provides personal support through events and activities where Fellows share experiences, build strong relationships, and inspire one another.

Monthly Events

Will Fellows take part in a team-building retreat

The Will Fellows Program hosts monthly events where students network and socialize while learning useful skills. Events include service projects, sessions on study abroad opportunities, and career workshops to develop more effective resumes and LinkedIn profiles.

Leadership Development

Each class of Will Fellows includes leadership roles such as ambassadors, social media managers, and event planners who assist with programming and program promotion.


Our mentoring program pairs first- and second-year Will Fellows with juniors and seniors. The upper-class students provide guidance and input on everything from navigating campus life to developing strong fellowship projects.


“Every Will Fellow brings a unique set of skills and interests to the Program. Right from the start I found a community on campus — our cohort got to know each other through a team-building retreat, workshops, and social events. These events and others throughout the year enable close friendships to develop and create opportunities to collaborate. It is such a privilege to be part of the Will Fellows network!”
– Matthew Gillespie, ’23 Will Fellow