Program Benefits & Requirements


SIFP Fellows benefit from:

  • Mentorship and support from a community of peers, alumni, and staff and faculty
  • Guided exposure to campus leadership and enrichment opportunities
  • Eligibility to apply for summer funding/housing as Research Fellows, Course Fellows, RCAs, and Programming Fellows for the Freshman Scholars Institute
  • Eligibility to apply for funding for designated professional and academic opportunities like Princeternships.
  • Fully-funded extracurricular activities and events hosted by SIFP throughout the academic year, such as day trips to New York and Philadelphia over Fall Break and Spring Break or longer trips to Washington DC over Intercession
  • Invitation to a mid-year retreat
  • Invitations to networking events featuring upperclassmen, faculty, administrators and Princeton alumni
  • Junior and seniors have the opportunity to apply for the "SIFProfessionals" track in SIFP and receive additional perks like GRE test prep courses, professional development funding, and DMV license and permit test fee funding.


Scholars Institute Fellows must:

  • Upon registration, attend at least 75% of their weekly mentorship group meetings which are facilitated by Head or Graduate Fellow student leaders who are employed through our office.
  • Obtain "HALPS" each semester that they are in SIFP by attending workshops hosted through our office. These workshops are structured around topics like “Choosing a Major;” “Applying to Summer Internships;” “How to Precept;” “Best Study Strategies for Midterms/Finals;” discussion groups on health professions, etc. Each workshop is worth *at least* one point, but some workshops may be worth DOUBLE OR TRIPLE POINTS, so keep an eye out for those! 
    • To maintain good SIFP standing, you must get AT LEAST two points in the following workshop categories:
      • Health and Wellness; Academic Skill-Building; Life Skills; and Professional Development. 
      • Additionally, you must ALSO earn at least four (4!) Social points!
    • Complete a Fellows Reflection after attending each event through the google form provided through the mentor collective online platform
  • ONE-ON-ONES: This one is simple: over the course of the semester, have a 1:1 with
    • A member of PAI Staff OR your Res College Staff (i.e., Dean, DoS, or DSL), and
    • Your Head/Grad Fellow!
  • FACULTY/ALUMNI CONNECTIONS: We've added a LOT of programming to connect y'all with our network of Faculty and FLi Alumni. 
    • Attend at least 1 Faculty Friday or Alumni Chat over the course of the semester.

In order to remain in good standing with SIFP each semester, students must find HALPS, satisfy their required points, and must attend at least 75% of their mentorship or accountability group meetings in a semester.