Who is Eligible?
Applicants should be graduating seniors from the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges who have demonstrated outstanding leadership promise in the quest for a just, peaceful and sustainable world. There are no citizenship or residency requirements.
Napier Initiative policy prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or medical condition, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful.
Selection Criteria for Applicants
• Applicants should demonstrate successful leadership skills.
• Applicants should present a record of concern for and practical engagement with one or more of the issues of peace, social justice, or environmental sustainability.
• Applicants should show a broad knowledge of the background and current state of the social issue they wish to address.
• Applicants should present a creative proposal for a practical project which must be carried out within fifteen months following graduation 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 should show that they have taken the initiative to establish a collaborative relationship with leaders in one or more local organizations where the project would be carried out.
The sketches of earlier Napier Fellows suggest the variety of possible project proposals.
October 2020-APPLICATIONS DUE AT COLLEGES: Deadlines vary 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.
Claremont McKenna - Brian Davidson, Director of Fellowships Advising at (909) 621-8267 Brian.Davidson@claremontmckenna.edu
Harvey Mudd - Gabriela Gamiz, Community Engagement at (909) 607-4575
Pitzer - Sandy Hamilton, Fletcher 204, (909) 607-9108
Pomona - Sefa Aina, Associate Dean and Director of the Draper Center, (909) 607-9994
Scripps - Jennifer Armstrong, Balch 134, (909) 607-9100
Deadline for college submissions to Pilgrim Place will be October 26, 2020: 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 with Pilgrim Place Mentors and other Pilgrim Place and community residents.
Fellows are expected to participate in a series of Zoom meetings and events with Mentors:
Sunday, November 1, 2020: All Napier Fellows meet to get acquainted.
Sunday, November 8: Meetings with Pilgrim Place Mentors.
Date TBD: Fellows present brief public summaries of their projects.
January 15, 2021: Please note: Fellows may submit a brief (no more than 2 pages) summary of any new developments which have occurred since the original application. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2021: Nominees for the award will be interviewed.
Spring 2021: Fellows are encouraged to communicate with Pilgrim Place Mentors and with each other about their shared vocational interests and plans for the future.
Date TBD: Celebration of Napier Fellows
May 2021: Napier Awardees receive first half of their award upon graduation.
Following Graduation: 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 .