Harpur College

How to apply

How To Apply

The application process is designed to allow students to demonstrate that they have the qualities that will make them a successful fellow.

Application Checklist:
(Note: first 3 items are Google Forms. You must sign in to your bmail account to access.)

The following materials should be submitted via email to Wendy Neuberger OR mailed to: Ms. Wendy Neuberger, Harpur Edge, Binghamton University, PO Box 6000 Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

  • Two letters of reference from individuals who can assess student's ability to complete the project successfully

  • If project will be conducted with the cooperation of, or under the auspices of an organization, group, or individual, the applicant must include a letter of sponsorship from the individual or organization with the application materials

  • Current resume that includes employment history, internships completed, service activities, academic and other honors, and special skills such as fluency in languages other than English and technological competencies

Finalists will be contacted to schedule an interview with the selection committee.

Criteria for Selection

Applications will be evaluated by the selection committee to determine whether they demonstrate that the applicant has the passion, intellectual ability, organizational skills, and experience necessary to complete the project.

In evaluating applications, the committee will consider:

  • The clarity, thoughtfulness, and thoroughness of the essay describing the project

  • The feasibility of completing the project during the time allotted and with the budget proposed

  • Whether the budget is well planned and will enable the applicant to complete the project economically

  • How the project will benefit a particular community

  • Whether the project will significantly contribute to the applicant's personal and intellectual growth

Summer 2017 Harpur Fellows will be notified by April 1, 2017
After completion of the project, Fellows are expected to make a public presentation on their project and accomplishments.


Contact Wendy Neuberger at the Harpur Edge Office (or call 607-777-3626)

Last Updated: 3/1/17