Civic Scholars Program.


Civic Scholars Program

Learning for Students Who Serve

Drew Civic Scholars believe in connecting to community, giving back, and using their education to help make our world a better place. If you share these commitments, we encourage you to join a team of like-minded students as a Civic Scholar!

New for fall 2019, a global engagement option will join our current community-focused program, expanding the reach and impact of Civic Scholars.

As a Civic Scholar you are free to pursue any academic major and career interest, majoring in anything from neuroscience to theatre arts. Civic Scholars participate in a rigorous program designed to build leadership skills through special seminars, community-based learning classes, study abroad opportunities, and at least 100 hours of community service or experiential learning activities.

To become a Drew Civic Scholar you must submit an application (see below for details). Accepted students receive a scholarship of $6,000 ($1,500/year) for all four years, and those who successfully complete the junior and senior year requirements of the Civic Scholars Program will graduate with Civic Honors. Join a fulfilling, fun, and supportive program that will give you significant professional skills and real-world experience–the skills and experience that employers and graduate schools are looking for:

  • Professional communication
  • Working in teams and with diverse populations
  • Leadership
  • Project management and event planning
  • Empathy, compassion and commitment to community
  • Developing a global mindset

Becoming a Drew Civic Scholar

Are community service and civic engagement an important part of your identity? Do you want to continue your volunteerism in college and gain valuable life skills and experiences? Are you eager to impact your community locally, nationally, or globally? If yes, then apply to become a Drew Civic Scholar!

If you have questions about the Civic Scholars program, email the Center for Civic Engagement at Direct any questions about the application process to the Drew Admissions Office at

I knew that I wanted the opportunity to formalize my volunteerism; however, the Civic Scholars program has become an integral part of my personal identity and has reshaped my life’s pursuits and aspirations. ”
Jonathan Van Dongen, C'17