Application info

Who is Eligible?
Applicants must be graduating seniors from the five Claremont Colleges who have demonstrated outstanding leadership promise in the quest for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Selection Criteria for Applicants
        • Applicants must demonstrate successful leadership skills.

• Applicants must present a record of concern for and practical engagement with one or more of the issues of peace, social justice, or environmental sustainability.

• Applicants must show a broad knowledge of the background and current state of the social issue they wish to address.
• Applicants must present a creative proposal for a practical project which must be carried out during their first year after graduation (partial year or full year in the U.S. or abroad).
• We encourage practical, hands-on work for a creative, viable proposal. Plan a meaningful project related to one of the priority areas. 
• Applicants must show that they have taken the initiative to establish a collaborative relationship with one or more local individuals and/or organizations where the project would be carried out .

The sketches of earlier Napier Fellows suggest the variety of possible project proposals.

Important Dates
November 1, 2016: Deadline for students' submission of Napier Awards application material to the Napier contact person at each college. The contact person can provide more information about the application and nomination process.
They are:

Claremont McKenna - Amy Bibbens, Director, Community Engagement at (909) 607-8107
Harvey Mudd - Gabriela Gamiz, Community Engagement at (909) 607-4575
Pitzer - Sandy Hamilton, Fletcher 204, (909) 607-9108
Pomona - Maria Tucker, Director, Draper Center, (909) 607-9994
Scripps - Prof. Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, Balch 134, (909) 607-9100 or Lisa Watson, Director, LASPA Center,

November 14, 2016: Each college submits up to 3 nominees and their supporting materials to Pilgrim Place.  Every nominated student becomes a Napier Fellow and will participate in further events at Pilgrim Place.

Note that nominees are required to participate in the November 20, December 4, January 22, and February 25 events.
Sunday, November 20, 2016: All Napier Fellows meet at Pilgrim Place for conversation with potential mentors.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 and Sunday, January 22, 2017: Continuation of meeting with mentors at Pilgrim Place.

Late January: All nominees will be interviewed.  Please note:  Fellows may submit a brief (no more than 2 pages) summary of any developments which have occurred since the original application to before January 9, 2017.
Early February: Finalists for the award will be interviewed again.
Saturday, February 25, 2017: Napier Awards Day at Pilgrim Place and public announcement of the Napier Awardees.  Napier Fellows and Awardees honored at a reception and banquet.
After February 25, 2017: Fellows are encouraged to communicate periodically with Pilgrim Place mentors and with each other about their shared vocational interests and plans for the future.
May 2017: Napier Awardees receive first half of their award upon graduation.
Summer/Fall 2017: Napier Awardees submit mid-way report on their project and receive second half of the award. Project Completion: Napier Awardees submit a final report on their project .