As the University of Utah’s first Presidential Fellow at The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, Department of Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student Spencer Madsen will be participating in an extremely prestigious program. He will have the opportunity to explore Washington politics and gain a deeper understanding of the US Presidency.

Presidential Fellows come from any major or specialization, but they all have strong academic credentials, a demonstrated interest in the institutions of the Presidency and Congress and a desire to make public service a part of their careers.

Typically, Fellows are seniors in an undergraduate program but advanced underclassmen or graduate students can also participate in the program.

Many Fellows go on to receive other such prestigious awards as the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, and Gates Scholarships. Alumni of the Fellows program are Capitol Hill and White House staffers, award-winning journalists, CEOs of corporations and non-profit organizations, senior military leaders, and university presidents and deans.

Learn more about the Presidential Fellows Program