Drew Action Scholars: Community, Innovation, Global Impact.


Drew Action Scholars

She is the author of Gendering Bodies/Performing Art (U Michigan P 1995) and Culture Makers: Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s (U Illinois P, 2009). With George Sanchez, she is co-editor of Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina (U Michigan P, 2009) and has written about civic engagement in the humanities in Diversity Digest, the Modern Language Association’s Profession and elsewhere.

Town Hall Presentations

At the culmination of their first year, the Action Scholars presented and facilitated dialogue on some of the most important challenges of our time, such as criminal justice reform, educational equity, climate change, mental health, homelessness, and more!

Drew Action Scholars

Drew Action Scholars is a two-year program with a four-year scholarship, guided by a distinctive, results- and action-oriented approach to real-world problem-solving. Accepted students join a cohort of peers committed to community, innovation and global impact in a connected world. All first-year Action Scholars are supported by a junior or senior peer mentor. Complete the two year program and receive a four year scholarship of $10,000 ($2,500/year).

Action Scholars Program Details:

All Drew Action Scholars complete the first-year curriculum, the second-year convening and immersive experience, and 100 hours of experiential learning annually. All immersive experiences and co-curricular requirements count towards these 100 hours. As a Drew Action Scholar you will also join your peers for retreats, town halls and pitch events.

Action Scholars Take Action!

See how the Action Scholars are exploring real world problems and solutions every day in the classroom and through their volunteer work.