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Civic Scholars

What if you could...

What if you could interview villagers in Cameroon about community needs and provide microfinance grants to make them reality…

be a civic scholar at Drew

HOW DOES A SUBSTANTIAL FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP SOUND?

Drew is so serious about civic engagement that we offer $20,000 scholarships for those determined to better the world.
If you are an action-oriented high school student, we want you to bring your passions to Drew,
a university that believes knowledge is too valuable to leave in the classroom.

THREE STORIES WITH REAL IMPACT

The possibilities for taking action at Drew—on and off-campus—are limitless.

Watch how Drew students give back as they prepare to take on the world after graduation.

What’s life like as a civic scholar?

Sure, hearing you’ve won a Civic Scholarship is reason enough to use your bed as a trampoline (not to mention the pleased look it will put on your parents’ faces). But it also guides you, step by step, to develop the crucial skills you’ll need as a leader working for true social progress.

First year

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Enroll in a special seminar taught by the director of the Center for Civic Engagement and a weekly civic engagement workshop focused on practical skill-building.

Sophomore year

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Do a 2-credit Civic Internship with a nonprofit or government agency and participate in skills and leadership development workshops as well as special leadership opportunity teams.

Junior year

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Lead teams of students working on communications, events planning, alternative break trips and other ways of increasing Drew’s impact on communities.

Throughout

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Contribute 100 hours of work to the community beyond Drew. You will also enroll in Community-Based Learning classes to connect your community work to your major.

Learn about Civic Engagement Scholarships

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