Sustaining the White House Fellowship is our Shared Responsibility

Now in its sixth decade, the White House Fellows program has served ten US Presidents and continues the critical work of developing exceptional leaders for the nation. In 2019, the White House Fellows Foundation and Association urged all alumni to renew their commitment to help identify, motivate, and mentor talented diverse candidates for the Fellowship.  


The National Recruitment Committee (NRC) was established to organize outreach efforts across the country. Please contact Margarita Colmenares (WHF 1991-92), Director Outreach and Engagement, if you are interested in serving.

Recruiting Materials

Every member of our alumni community understands the demands and expectations of the Program and is in a unique position to identify outstanding candidates and encourage them to apply.  

Please utilize the resources below in your recruiting efforts.  


WHF Program Overview

Presentation: What is the White House Fellows Program?

Fellows are encouraged to modify the presentation above to fit the needs of their audiences. For example, see a presentation that was given at CalTech that targeted potential candidates in the science/engineering industries.

Planning a Recruiting Event?

Reference Guide for Planning an Outreach and Recruiting Event


We encourage you to share our recruiting videos with potential WHF candidates

Printable Brochures

We have developed a tri-fold brochure to hand out in person or include in mailings. We offer two General versions and versions with focus on Business, Engineering/Science, and First Responders.

You can download, print double-sided, and then fold into a tri-fold. 

If you are interested in developing a brochure with a focus that reflects your industry, please contact Margarita.

University Alumni Newsletter Ads

Stanford University created a recruiting graphic that was sent to 180,000 alumni electronically through their various newsletters. Stanford has granted permission for other universities to use the graphic. If your alma mater would be interested in using the graphic, you may download these Photoshop files so they can be modified with your university’s information (desktop version is here and mobile version here).