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Geiman Senior Fellows


The mission of the Geiman Fellows program is to develop productive members of our global society.


  • To broaden participants’ perspectives of the changing global economy through course work, service learning and travel. The likes of which initiated the Western EPICS Program and the Geiman Jr. Fellows College Prep Program and scholarships.


  • Insight into the effective practice of leadership and management
  • Greater sense of personal purpose, including discovering and nurturing signature style
  • Broadened personal and professional perspectives
  • Open mind and appreciation of exposure to differing viewpoints
  • Ability to obtain information from diverse and reliable sources to inform critical thought and decision making

Application Process

Applications are announced each September and interviews generally occur in October for the following spring cohort.

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior with at least two remaining semesters
  • Suggested 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated curiosity, involvement, knowledge, skill, and/or drive beyond what is expected
  • Demonstrated reliability, responsibility, integrity, flexibility, collaboration and/or strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and responsive communicator
  • Proven leadership or potential for leadership with additional mentoring
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple endeavors without experiencing excessive stress
  • If you are passionate about becoming a Fellow, please contact Julie Baca, Director of the Geiman Fellows program at jbaca@western.edu.

Application Guidelines

Interested students should submit a résumé and cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) to jbaca@western.edu which includes the following information:

  • Name, Student ID#, Campus Address (include residence hall and CPO or off campus address), permanent home address, e-mail address, cell phone
  • Major(s), Minor(s), Career Interests/Goals
  • What do you hope to gain from the Fellows, and what would be your most valuable contributions?
  • Be sure you craft a professional résumé and cover letter, attending to all requested information above; it is highly suggested that you seek help at Career Services through the draft(s) and revision(s) process.

After applications are reviewed, students will be chosen to go through an interview process with Dave Geiman. This is the final step in the application process to be a Geiman Fellow.  Dave participates in the course work and funds the annual trip.

Geiman Junior Fellows

The Geiman Junior Fellows program provides first-generation, financially eligible students, who show academic potential and motivation in middle school and throughout high school with activities and mentorship to increase awareness and access to institutions of higher education.

The goal is to foster and encourage a desire to learn, while also building skills and removing obstacles to help students achieve the academic success necessary for college attendance. All Junior Fellows who meet the requirements throughout high school have the option to attend Western Colorado University with full scholarship support.

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