Who We Are

From our beginnings as the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in 1945, and now as Citizens & Scholars, we have built an ideologically diverse network of scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and business and education leaders, including 27,000 world-leading Fellows from a multitude of fields

The C&S Team

The Citizens & Scholars team brings experiences ranging from the classroom to the quad and from Main Street to Wall Street across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors.

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Board of Trustees

The Citizens & Scholars Board of Trustees comprises leaders in higher education, business, government, the nonprofit sector, social entrepreneurship, public affairs, biotech, philanthropy, law, and finance.

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The Fellow Network

The Citizens & Scholars Fellows are a network of more than 27,000 visionary thinkers, scholars, and teachers leading from a multitude of fields.

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Our History

Since our founding in 1945, Citizens & Scholars has prepared new generations of American citizenry by opening doors to higher education, supporting visionary thinkers, scholars, and teachers, and creating the thoughtful space for innovation.


Join the Team.

Citizens & Scholars is growing our team. Help us create a critical mass of Americans that are well-informed, productively engaged, and hopeful about our democracy.

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Support our Work.

Your generosity can help us to assemble the ideas, resources, and talent to ignite the revitalization of American citizenship.

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