Compass Fellows Program Expands to Include 75 Freshman from Five Universities

October 29, 2010

What began last year as a student-run program to mentor social entrepreneurs developed by then-seniors Arthur Woods and Neil Shah, has now expanded beyond the Hilltop to four other universities. Compass Fellows recently announced that 75 freshmen – 15 each from Georgetown University, American University, The George Washington University, Indiana University, and Tufts University – are now enrolled in the two-year program that provides mentorship and training to students as they develop innovative solutions to change the world through business.  

The students were selected through a rigorous interview process that narrowed the field from 700 to 75. These Compass Fellows will engage in personal growth and business skill modules that will introduce them to local thought leaders. Fellows also receive guidance and mentorship from upperclass students who coordinate the program at each school. The Compass Fellowship provides access to internships and the resources necessary to launch business ventures to develop financially sustainable solutions to pressing social issues. At the end of the two-year program, each fellow will launch his/her own socially conscious business venture.
For more information about the program or to meet the 75 new Compass Fellows, visit