The Wolcott Foundation Inc.
A Philanthropy of the Masonic High Twelve Clubs
Procedures, Terms, and Conditions
HOW TO APPLY: Review the following procedures, terms, and conditions. If accepted, you will be directed to begin the Wolcott Fellowship application process. Applicants must download and attach all Undergraduate, college and post graduate transcripts, and a recent “passport type” photo. (males should wear a coat and tie)
Applications will be accepted between December 15th, 12:01 AM EST, to January 15th, 11:59 PM EST for the following Fall Term. Applications and all attachments must be received within the time frame of December 15 to January 15th for the following GWU Fall Semester. Early, late, or incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.
PURPOSE: The Wolcott Fellowship program is designed to encourage young scholars with outstanding academic, civic, and social credentials to pursue Public Service careers, and intended to be a full-time graduate study program of nine (9) to twelve (12) hours per semester, not to exceed forty (40) credit hours. The Trustees recognize the value of the learning experience in the many job opportunities in the Washington D. C. area, and therefore students working full time for government, or related services, may enroll for six (6) semester hours in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students enrolling for fewer hours must have written permission from the Chairman of the Wolcott Foundation, Inc.
ELIGIBILITY: Fellowship applicants must be United States citizens who have NOT previously earned an advanced degree and may not be older than 30 years of age as of January 1st, preceding their first Fall semester. They must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (or be a graduating senior in an undergraduate college) with an overall Grade Point Average of 3.80 or better, (NO EXCEPTIONS) and have applied to the School of Business and Public Management, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Management, or the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, Washington, D. C. by January 1st for the following Fall semester. Fellowship awards are contingent upon admission to the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Most Fellowships are awarded to entering first-year graduate students; however, second-year students enrolled in the School of Business and Public Management, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Management, or the Elliott School of International Affairs who need at least eighteen (18) credit hours to complete their Graduate degree requirements are encouraged to apply.
In addition to eligibility for admission to the University, academic excellence, leadership qualities and accomplishments to date, consideration is given to applicants with Masonic family background or Masonic Youth participation, however, most students selected as Wolcott Fellows have no Masonic affiliations.
LOAN/GRANT: A Wolcott Fellowship is established as a “loan” which will become a “grant” if the recipient, following graduation, is employed full-time, for two (2) years in “non-political” government service. A few government positions do not qualify for Wolcott Grant Credits; lobbying, or positions with various advocacy organizations are not considered government related, and do not qualify as government service. The final decision as to qualification will rest with the Wolcott Foundation Trustees.
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE LOAN: Students who are not located in the Washington D.C. area who need financial help, may request a Relocation Assistance Loan to help with the added expense of moving to the Washington D.C. area. The maximum loan is $1,800.00 and must be repaid starting six (6) months following graduation or immediately upon withdrawal from the University.
CONFIDENTIALITY: All applicant information will be considered confidential and will be used only for purposes of the Wolcott Fellowship. It will be reviewed by the Trustees of the Wolcott Foundation, Inc., and Foundation’s advisors from The George Washington University. Information will not be shared with any other persons or organizations.
REVIEW AND SELECTION: All Fellowship applications will be reviewed, and selection of Fellowships will be made solely by the Wolcott Foundation Trustees. Should you decide you are no longer interested in a Wolcott Fellowship, please contact the Wolcott Chairman listed previously. IF AWARDED A FELLOWSHIP, THE APPLICANT MUST RESPOND AND INDICATE THEIR ACCEPTANCE, BY SIGNED CONTRACT, RETURNED BY CERTIFIED MAIL, POST-DATED, WITHIN 7 DAYS OF RECEIPT OF FORMAL ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION.
CONTRACT: Subsequent to the selection of a recipient, and prior to the awarding of a Wolcott Fellowship, the recipient will be required to enter into a written contract between themselves and The Wolcott Foundation, Inc. memorializing, but not limited to, the terms and conditions set forth above.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE PROCEDURES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND FULLY UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE CONTENTS CONTAINED THEREIN. I FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THAT SHOULD I WITHDRAW FROM THE UNIVERSITY FOR ANY REASON, OR OTHERWISE FAIL TO COMPLETE MY CONTRACT, OR DECIDE NOT TO ENTER GOVERNMENT OR OTHER SERVICE APPROVED BY THE TRUSTEES, I AGREE TO REPAY ALL FUNDS PAID BY THE FOUNDATION ON MY BEHALF. PAYMENT WILL BE MADE AT A PRE-DETERMINED MONTHLY AMOUNT, AS DETAILED IN MY ACCEPTANCE CONTRACT.
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(Revised: March 22, 2021)
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.