The James and Sybil Stockdale Fellows Program is a prestigious scholarship, leadership, service and enrichment program.
Leadership training program
First-year fellows participate in our Stockdale Fellows Leadership Training Program. This one-year leadership development program builds leadership skills; fosters interpersonal, social, ethical and moral development; and instills an attitude of leadership and responsibility. Fellows will learn about different leadership styles, develop a personal leadership philosophy, engage in hot topic discussions, reflect on experiences and volunteer in the community.
Curricular and co-curricular involvement
Our mentoring program
Giving back to our local community
First-year Fellows volunteer in the local community and work collaboratively with community leaders developing solutions for the common good. Past Fellows have volunteered at local YMCA youth programs, nursing homes and English as a second language programs.
Service beyond Monmouth
All Fellows participate in an alternative spring break. These week-long trips expose them to a diverse perspective on the human condition and provide opportunities to impact social issues.
Fellows also develop a capstone leadership project on a social issue which requires them to work collaboratively with campus and community leaders.
Educational enrichment opportunities
Research skills are critical in order to be competitive in graduate or professional school. Fellows work with various faculty advisors to develop a senior research project. Past research:
- Effects of border security on undocumented migration.
- Ways to involve historically marginalized communities in the electoral process through civic education programs.
- Initiatives and legislation related to LGBT issues.
Think big. A student with a big idea has the opportunity to turn that idea in real life. Monmouth College provides all the tools needed to start, advance and grow your idea. Mentoring, seed funding, professional advice and office space is provided.