SCUP Fellows Program

We Build Leaders in Higher Education Planning

The Fellows Experience

The SCUP Fellows Award, supported by the Annual Fund, is designed to build higher education leaders and help them bring their innovative ideas and pioneering solutions forward. One to two SCUP Fellows are selected annually through a competitive process. The program fellowship is one year. 

SCUP Fellows:

  • Network with higher education leaders who focus on emerging best planning practices
  • Are coached by SCUP members to expand their knowledge of planning and to build their professional networks
  • Initiate and complete a research project of their choosing that contributes to SCUP’s knowledge base of integrated planning
  • Share the outcomes of their project with our constituency at the conclusion of their fellowship at SCUP’s annual, international conference and through other SCUP resources 

The SCUP Fellows selected for 2018-19 will be announced by May 1, 2018. The SCUP Fellows application process will open again this fall. 

SCUP Fellows Receive

  • Two years of SCUP membership
  • Two registrations to SCUP’s annual conference (one at the start of the Fellows program and one at the end), and two hotel nights and a $750 stipend toward each meeting.
  • Registration to one step of SCUP’s three-step Planning Institute


Applicants must be employed by a college or university throughout the duration of their SCUP Fellow 2018-19 term, and have a letter of recommendation from their institution.

The SCUP Fellows program helped me advance my career, and it continues to provide entree into national and international discussions on higher education's future.

Adam Wyatt | 2014 SCUP Fellow | Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Augusta University, and Chair of the SCUP Advancement Committee

2017–2018 SCUP Fellows

Mahauganee D. Shaw Headshot

Mahauganee D. Shaw
Educator and Researcher

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Diane R. Dean Headshot

Diane R. Dean
Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration and Policy
Illinois State University

Project Description
(Diane's research will begin in 2018)

Support the SCUP Fellows Program Through the Annual Fund 

Your tax-deductable contribution to the SCUP Annual Fund supports the SCUP Fellows Program. You make it possible for emerging planning leaders to advance solutions that address higher education's challenging planning issues.

Your participation is important and every gift matters. Members of SCUP's Advancement Committee oversee the SCUP Annual Fund. 

Questions or Assistance? 

Kathleen Benton, Associate Director, Strategic Alliances, Society for College and University Planning, or 734.669.3271.