The Compton Mentor Fellowship Program welcomes innovative projects that encompass elements of the
Foundation's funding interests in the environment and sustainability, peace and conflict resolution,
population and reproductive health, and climate change and energy policy. Proposed Fellowship projects
should reflect a candidate's genuine interest in, and commitment to, a specific concern. In sum, the
project should be personally meaningful and of significant social merit.
- Fellowship Candidates submit application to participating academic institutions (see below), due date
determined by each institution.
- Fellowship candidates secure two letters of reference (at least one should comment on non-academic
experience and skills) to include with the application packet.
- Participating institutions review applications, interview applicants, and advance up to two
candidates to the Compton Selection Committee for consideration.
- The Compton Foundation will bring all candidates to San Francisco to be interviewed in late April.
- Academic institution contacts have copies of Mentor Fellowship project profiles
from previous years for review.
- Berea College- Berea, Kentucky
Fellowship Liaison: Richard Olson
- Clark University- Worcester, Massachusetts
Fellowship Liaison: David Ian Bell
- Furman University- Greenville, South Carolina
Fellowship Liaison: Scott Henderson
- Lewis and Clark College- Portland, Oregon
Fellowship Liaison: Eban Goodstein
- Middlebury College- Middlebury, Vermont
Fellowship Liaison: Arlinda Wickland
- Morehouse College- Atlanta, Georgia
Fellowship Liaison: Lawrence Blumer
- Oberlin College- Oberlin, Ohio
Fellowship Liaison: Mary Garvin
- Princeton University- Princeton, New Jersey
Fellowship Liaison: Frank Ordiway
- Tufts University- Medford, Massachusetts
Fellowship Liaison: Laura Doane
- Vassar College- Poughkeepsie, New York
Fellowship Liaison: Lisa Kooperman
In selecting Compton Fellows, the Foundation seeks individuals who demonstrate imagination, intelligence,
integrity, and leadership. Fellows are self-starters, who show promise of creative achievement,
and a commitment to compassionate and effective participation in the world community. A candidate's
academic record, while not of primary importance, is also considered, along with extracurricular activities that
reflect both initiative and dedication. The Foundation seeks individuals who strive to be thoughtful agents
of change, and find the task of charting their own learning paths exciting rather than confounding.