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The Wolcott Foundation Inc.
Sixty Years of Providing Fellowships
For Graduate Students Entering Public Service

The Board of Trustees of the Wolcott Foundation Inc, a Masonic Educational Foundation, has announced the online application dates for a Wolcott Fellowship.

Wolcott Fellowship applications, for the Fall 2021 semester at George Washington University in Washington, DC, will be accepted from 12:01 AM EST on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 until 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 15, 2021.

Early, late, or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Please reference information on this website for applicant requirements, and if you meet ALL requirements, proceed to the application section. Complete all sections of the application, include ALL documentation requested, and submit your application within the time frame listed above for consideration.

Students chosen to receive a Wolcott Fellowship for the Fall 2021 semester will be notified by the Foundation Administrator prior to April 1, 2021. Students accepting a Wolcott Fellowship will have their names listed on this website.

If you are awarded a Wolcott Fellowship, written acceptance must be received within seven (7) calendar days of notification.

We wish you Good Luck in your endeavors.

Wolcott Board of Trustees



A Message From The Wolcott Foundation Chairman, Michael E. Clark

The Wolcott Foundation assists young, enthusiastic, and highly qualified college graduates seeking a career in government service. The assistance from the Foundation provides the selected student with partial tuition funds, allowing pursuit of a graduate degree as a Wolcott Foundation Fellow from the George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, DC.

This tuition assistance comes with a two-year post-graduation public service stipulation. It specifies that the scope of Public Service cannot be with an elected politician or an organization that is not government sponsored. This requirement is the cornerstone of the Foundationís belief in public service for the good of the citizens of the United States.

George Washington University (GWU) is perfectly suited as the Foundationís educational partner in providing Fellowships to outstanding students seeking a career in public service.

George Washington University is located just a few blocks from the seat of government in the United States. The Universityís outstanding reputation as a premier educational institution, enables our students to work in government positions while attending classes. This allows them the opportunity to put their classroom education to practical application. Many of our Fellows continue their government careers with the same agency they first discovered while attending GWU.

The success of our partnership with GWU is demonstrated in the accomplishments of our 400+ Senior Wolcott Fellows. Several have served our country as United States Ambassadors and high-ranking officials in the many government departments.

The Wolcott Foundation is composed of a group of Master Masons from the United States and several foreign countries. These Master Masons believe in the concept of education being the driving force behind a successful democratic government.

If you believe you are a qualified student with the passion to pursue your dreams and the dedication to be challenged by studies at a university requiring performance at the highest educational level, please complete an application according to the rules set forth on this website.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Michael E. Clark-Chairman
The Wolcott Foundation Inc.



The Wolcott Foundation thanks you for your contribution to assist Future Wolcott Fellows at George Washington University.

George Washington
George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA


Wolcott Foundation Fellowships are awarded to U.S. citizens who are attending or applying to
the George Washington University School of Business, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, or the Elliott School of International Affairs.
These awards are designed to encourage young scholars with outstanding academic, civic, and social credentials to pursue public service careers.
High Twelve International is an association of Master Masons.