The Civic Engagement Scholars program educates, prepares, and inspires students to become agents of change in their communities and in society. Scholars acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become engaged, active citizens throughout their lives. Building on academic study, service-learning, community based research, and critical analysis of social issues, the scholars link knowledge and social action to address unmet human needs in collaboration with the local community.
Civic Engagement Scholars provides students an opportunity to participate more deeply in the work of strengthening communities. While a high percentage of Elon students participate in service occasionally or take a service-learning course, Civic Engagement Scholars is specifically for those students who are interested in developing a more coherent understanding of what it means to be an engaged citizen, committed to working for the public good.
The Civic Engagment Scholars program exists in partnership with the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement.