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Please note that some publications and departmental websites have not yet been updated for the current incoming class. Publications will continue to be updated throughout the summer.

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Smiling, happy, SIFP students during Wintersession trip to NYC to 305 Fitness, January 2019.

Welcome to Princeton University, Tigers!

We are thrilled that you are thinking of joining our community. We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you more about amazing resources available just for FLi (first-generation and/or low-income) students at the University!

The Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) is a four-year scholars program dedicated to first-generation and/or low-income Princeton students. SIFP provides scholars with individualized mentorship and guidance from upperclass students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. SIFP Fellows also receive guided exposure to enrichment opportunities both on and off campus— think internships, fellowships, scholarships, and...

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Group of students stand outside listening to community leader at site of a farmer's market

Do you want your academic work to make a real-world difference? Integrate service in your courses, your independent work, and your summer internships through the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES)

Here’s how service-minded students describe the influence of ProCES programs on their academic and intellectual development.

Courtney Tseng (class of 2021) connected service and her Medical Humanities course...

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Four years ago, I stepped onto Princeton’s campus as you all are about to do. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to get involved in; I thought I knew exactly who I wanted to be. I was going to try out for the club soccer team; I was going to “concentrate” (get ready for the silly Princeton lingo) in Physics and I was going to do some community service. Those were the activities I had done in high school; those were the expectations I had set for myself. I’m finishing my senior year at Princeton as a history concentrator who loves running and is highly involved in the sustainability community on campus.

My life changed because of an email. A few months into my freshman year, a fateful email landed in my inbox saying “Apply for...

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Service is a critical aspect of my life. I was raised with the belief that community is vital, that being an active member of the community and giving back are values that I should always keep with me. As a student, I have always been heavily involved in service, volunteering at the local hospitals and the soup kitchen in my hometown of Hamilton, New Jersey and implementing service projects at my local high school.

At Princeton University, I continue to engage in service work, and service continues to play a major role in my life, allowing me to give back while also helping me find my own little community. With the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, I have learned about...

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Students perform a healthy home assessment with staff from Isles, Inc. in Trenton, NJ as part of a course with the Community-Based Learning Initiative.

The biggest gift I’ve received from Service Focus is the ability to rethink the way I “do Princeton” and the way I do what I love. Alongside more than 70 of my classmates, I have been able to chart my own path to connect service and learning here at the University.

For me, Service Focus began over the summer working with The New Food Economy—a non-profit publication based in New York City that explores “the forces shaping how and what we eat.” This was an eye-opening experience for me. Not only was it my first internship, but it also helped me witness how journalism could be a form of social justice. As a budding journalist myself with a dream of one day pursuing writing...

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Princeton’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program is a tuition-free opportunity for newly admitted students to begin their undergraduate experience with a year of public service abroad. Groups of seven Princeton students are placed in homestays at each program location. While abroad, you will explore and learn from host communities through volunteer work, language study, excursions and other cultural engagement activities.

In this video series, we asked past participants a series of questions about the program’s impact and why they applied.

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At Princeton, we are presented with an abundance of opportunities and experiences. During my first month on campus, it felt like these opportunities were bombarding me all at once. Between getting settled and making friends, there seemed to be no time to reflect upon my long-term aspirations. I remember walking past the Career Services door and straight into the U-store with barely a second thought. Why would I need “Career Services”? I’d barely even thought about the classes I was going to take, let alone my future job!

Little did I know, Career Services provides much more than the job application services I envisioned. In the midst of our busy Princeton lives, they offer individualized guidance in the form of conversations,...

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