Interested in a Fellowship? Buck Fellow Program Could be the One for You!

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If you have high academic aptitude, strong character and a commitment to improving your community, but lack the resources then becoming a buck fellow could be the answer to help you reach your potential. 

This fellowship will give you one-on-one mentorship, funding for enrichment opportunities, and academic and career guidance. 

The program is designed to help you define, shape and realize your personal, professional or academic goals.

You must:

  • Live or attend school in Contra Costa, Napa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano or Yolo County.
  • Be a high school sophomore.
  • Submit a completed application, along with your transcript and two letters of recommendation by the application deadline.

You can demonstrate:

  • A record of academic success and a desire for academic and intellectual challenges.
  • Evidence of leadership, enterprise and personal initiative.
  • A commitment to succeed and improve your community.
  • Personal resiliency, including the capacity to overcome adversity.
  • Students whose parents did not graduate from college, or have limited English ability or limited financial resources, are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit: You can also watch this video with more information about the program.