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Becoming a Red Hawk Fellow

The Red Hawk Fellows program is committed to supporting Montclair State undergraduate scholars from diverse backgrounds who are identified as emancipated foster care students, unaccompanied homeless students and those students from households where no immediate parental or extended family guidance is accessible.

Students are provided access to a full-time social worker with over 12 years of experience in the field of social services. This social worker offers a depth of knowledge on community resources including knowledge of options for students aging out of the foster care system. Students are also afforded the opportunity to meet 1-1 with a skilled professional to address roadblocks to success.


  • Program Participants must meet the following criteria:
  • Undergraduate student between the ages of 18-24
  • Identified as an independent student by financial aid
  • No parental support
  • Student is enrolled full-time for a minimum of 12 Credits

To learn more about the Red Hawk Fellows program, contact Arian Craig, Student Support Services Case Manager at