Endowed in 2012 by Mary A. Hepburn C’54, to support students participating in academic internships involving substantive engagement with the community, outside the University. Expenditures may be made for stipends, plus additional costs, such as commuting, and room and board for internships pursued when the University is not in session. At the sole discretion of the internship office of the Drew University Career Center, after receiving recommendations from the Director of the Center for Civic Engagement.
Three awards of $700 each will be available for CLA students actively involved in civic engagement. An essay and resume are required as part of the application process. Download the Hepburn Civic Engagement Award Application for complete details.
(Administered by Career Center)
Mary A. Hepburn Civic Engagement Fellowship
The Mary Hepburn Civic Engagement Fellowship is awarded to a senior who demonstrates interest and experience in civic engagement. This Fellowship was established in 2013 by Mary A. Hepburn, an alumna of the College of Liberal Arts, in recognition to the value of civic engagement in the undergraduate education of the College. The recipient will devote a minimum of eight hours per week of the academic year furthering the mission of the Center for Civic Engagement. The Fellow will aid the Center for Civic Engagement in the following areas:
- Community Partner stewardship
- Student community work coordination and oversight
- Communications (internal and external)
- Events planning, publicity and logistics
- Research and data collection
The Mary A. Hepburn Fellowship for 2014-2015 was awarded to Senior Civic Scholar Kia Bourdot. Kia will serve as a liason, between Drew University faculty and students and our community partners. Kia will work to increase the capacity of the Center for Civic Engagement.
(Administered by The Center for Civic Engagement)