Cultivating the Next Generation of Civic Leaders
Application due on February 6, 2013 at 5pm.
The Civic Scholars Program recognizes Washington University undergraduates who exemplify potential for civic leadership.
Spring semester sophomores are selected for the program based on their commitment to community service and civic engagement and desired career paths in public service. Civic Scholars receive 2 years of intensive leadership training and mentorship to prepare them for a life dedicated to public service. Each Civic Scholar will also receive a scholarship of $5,000 to support a substantial civic project or internship during the summer after junior year.
2011-2013 Civic Scholars Cohort
Peter Birke is a junior from Madison, WI majoring in economics with a minor in public health. He will seek experience in urban development in St. Louis and is planning a research project studying potential impacts of the new Mississippi bridge project on property values.
Grace Faith Chao is a junior from Woodside, NY majoring in anthropology. Grace is passionate about health disparities and will work with a summer camp focused on violence prevention with Latino/Hispanic youth in New Jersey. She will support the camp program an conduct qualitative research on the impact of the curriculum.
Michael Harries is a junior from Minneapolis, MN majoring in Biology. He is intereted in the intersection of healthcare and K-12 educatin and will seek a summer teaching position with the Breakthrough Collaborative in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Pia Marcus is a junior from New York, NY majoring international studies with a minor in public health. Pia will travel to Uganda and work with a local non-governmental organization on HIV/AIDS outreach and education, gaining practical experience in grassroots health development and social justice.
Andreas Mitchell is a junior from Ellicott City, Maryland majoring in anthropology. Andreas is developing curriculum on stress management for youth who attend the summer camp at the Franciscan Youth Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He will also shadow doctors and public health practitioners to gain broad spectrum view of health interventions.
For questions on the program, please contact Program Manager Jenni Harpring.