Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement




Presidential Citizen Scholar Program


The requirements for the upcoming class of the Presidential Citizen Scholar Program include the following:

Spring Semester - Sophomore Year

Spring 2015 Course (2 cr.) - Civic Engagement: An Introduction for Presidential Citizen Scholars (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45, Location TE215)

The goal of this course is to familiarize the incoming Presidential Citizen Scholars with the importance of civic engagement and provide a foundational understanding of what it means to be an active and engaged citizen. Students will have the opportunity to collectively identify a community issue, fully understand the reasons and causes for that problem, and then collaboratively develop an action plan for how to address it. 

Fall Semester - Junior Year

Students must attend monthly Presidential Citizen Scholar Meetings

Students must participate in one student or community organization

Students must attend two PACE approved events

Spring Semester - Junior Year

Spring 2016 Course (2 cr.) - Civically Engaged: A Capstone for Presidential Citizen Scholars (Time and Location TBD)

The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to put their education into action! Students will indiviudally identify community issues and walk through the process themselves and ultimately develop ways to solve these problems.

*Students must also particpate in a 4 credit Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum Course (CEAC) OR an intership through a non-profit or governmental entity or through The Washington Center. This requirment can be completed in either the Fall or Spring semesters of your Junior year.