Culver Fellows

The John C. Culver Fellows program honors Senator Culver’s career and legacy in public service. Each year, five incoming freshman with a passion for politics, history, or public service will be selected as Culver Fellows and awarded a renewable scholarship of at least $14,000.


  • Encouraging other students to engage in the political process by becoming informed on issues, working towards solutions, volunteering, and voting.
  • Providing input on issues and topics for the center to address.
  • Planning, organizing, and publicizing events. Hosting and introducing speakers.
  • Serving as liaisons between the Culver Center and the community, campus, and advisory board.
  • Networking with professionals for personal skill development and internship and employment opportunities.
  • Meeting and hosting distinguished visitors to the Culver Center including elected officials and leaders in policy, public service, and the media.
  • Participating in conferences and programs with other colleges, including the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement at Harvard’s Institute of Politics.
  • Experiencing a semester-long internship in Washington D.C. as part of the Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP).