Financial Wellness Fellows Program

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Financial Wellness Fellows Program

Engage with the campus community while cultivating student financial literacy and wellness.

Participation as a Financial Wellness Fellow is a wonderful way to develop leadership and administrative skills, connect, build relationships, and contribute to the graduate experience. Working with other Graduate School Fellows and teams, including GradFUTURES; Access, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Student Life to: 

  • Collaborate on promotion
  • Build community
  • Engage in professional development activities 

Brief Description

OrganizationPrinceton University Graduate School
Education LevelFellowship
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsNA
Contest DeadlineOpen
Application FeesNA
RequirementsFellowship application

Who is Eligible?

In addition to working with graduate students and members of the Graduate School administration, fellows collaborate with the Financial Literacy Initiative, a campus-wide program to empower students with the resources, tools, and knowledge to cultivate financial wellness at Princeton and beyond. Fellows begin in August and continue through the end of May, with the flexibility to continue during the summer.

Responsibilities of the Financial Wellness Fellows include

  • Build upon and execute a proposed workshop series for graduate students. 
  • Develop and promote customized tools and resources to help reinforce financial education learning and encourage behavioral changes to achieve goals in partnership with Graduate School administrators.
  • Evaluate activities, resources, and programming to assess their impact. 
  • Gather student input to identify graduate students’ unique financial and educational needs overall and by various student, populations to guide programming and support student-focused enhancements.
  • Serve as a liaison to the campus-wide Financial Literacy Initiative Working Group comprised of 20+ academic and administrative campus partners, students, and staff.
  • Participate in and promote Financial Literacy Wintersession programming.

Characteristics of a Good Candidate

  • Enrollment as a degree candidate and in good academic standing
  • Engaged members in the campus community
  • Interest in financial literacy/wellness (specific experience or knowledge is not required) 
  • Communication, project management, and qualitative/quantitative research skills
  • Responsible, reliable team player
  • Positive attitude and a sense of humor
Princeton University Graduate School

How to Apply?

If you have any questions, please contact senior associate dean Scott McGoldrick or coordinator Jeanette DeGuire.


Fellows will receive a $4,000 stipend distributed over the ten months of the academic year (August-May). The average time commitment is 5 hours per week or 20 hours per month. The stipend is in addition to any research, teaching, and fellowship awards and is subject to Graduate School and University policies. 

Application Deadline

Applications are no longer being accepted. Thank you for your interest.

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