SAGE Scholars – SAGE Graduate Fellow

Address cover letter to Neda Moayedi, Director
Submit application by Wednesday, June 3, via Sage Scholars Google Form

The Student Achievement Guided by Experience (SAGE) Scholars Program was founded in 1999 by the University of California Office of the President to strengthen the pipeline of talented and diverse students entering the workforce and to support them during their undergraduate careers. The SAGE Scholars Program provides undergraduates who have significant financial need with the tools to invest in their future through leadership training, career and graduate school planning, and access to internship and scholarship opportunities. SAGE Scholars participants benefit in the following ways:


  • Specialized classes to enhance their academic, leadership, and professional skills.
  • Leadership development through student-led community service projects.
  • Relevant work experience through internships in the corporate and nonprofit sectors.
  • One-on-one advising addressing issues such as the job search process, interviewing skills, preparation for the graduate school application process and personal statement revisions.
  • Networking opportunities with SAGE alumni employed in various industries and who have attended top graduate and professional schools in a variety of fields.

The SAGE Graduate Fellow will work closely with the director and assistant director on one of two projects:

Telling the SAGE Story

This project will provide resources for SAGE to better tell its story in order to recruit undergraduate student participants, business partners to host interns, and donors. The Fellow will coordinate a website update, interview and collect alumni stories and help develop new materials for various audiences and stakeholders.

The goal is to show the impact of the program and to produce a compelling Impact Report to be shared with campus leadership and key community stakeholders.

Grants and Foundation Development

The SAGE Program is completely funded by external donations. The Fellow will research potential new funding sources and write grant proposals. The Fellow will research and identify new potential corporate sponsors, foundations, and private donors for fundraising outreach.

The goal is to seek out new funding sources to sustain the program through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. In addition to fundraising for programmatic and administrative costs, SAGE would like to secure emergency scholarship funds to ease the burden of financial strain for its scholars to ensure they are able to thrive with excellence toward their goals and academic success.