Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

 

 

 

Presidential Citizen Scholar Program

What Scholars Say about the Program

"The experience of being a Presidential Citizen Scholar is one that will forever change the way I think and interact as a citizen in whatever community I live in ... (Because of this program), I am a more engaged, informed and involved citizen."

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"PACE has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of my student career thus far. The assortment of PACE-sponsored events has been enlightening and broadening. This program has strengthened my belief in the democratic system and encouraged my commitment to action."

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"I have really enjoyed PACE and I knew it would be a memorable experience. I am so happy and thankful I was able to participate, I really wish all members of the SU community could have the same experience."

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"The number one thing I learned from the PACE experience is that a smarter, brigher and more involved community leads to prosperity, happiness and peace. If everyone understood this, we would live in a much better world.  The idea that activitism and political change can be implemeted by the ordinary person must be spread to all. An informed citizen can make a difference in the political process."

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"Meeting with local officials and political writers that reflected the grassroots non-partisan approach of PACE and the Presidential Citizen Scholars Program...gave me the opportunity to see the kind of citizens that truly care about local politics."

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"I had little to no knowledge about politics or government. I also had no idea what a civic engagement was or how to get involved in one. This program really helped broaden my knowledge, experience, and ideas about politics and government.”