Institute for Citizens & Scholars

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation) is a 75-year-old organization that has played a significant role in shaping higher education. From generations of college professors to thousands of K–12 teachers to policymakers and education leaders, we have prepared, engaged, and enriched education leaders at all levels. Over the years, more than 27,000 fellows have contributed to creating a better educated, more thoughtful, and more inclusive America. With an expanded mission, Citizens & Scholars is rebuilding how we develop citizens in our country. We do this in three distinct ways:

  •  we support young people to be better citizens,
  • we network civic leaders to ensure a resilient democracy, and
  • we prepare a diverse and responsive next generation of college faculty and educators