Nominations sought for new Civic Scholars Program

The Gephardt Institute for Public Service is accepting nominations for the newly developed Civic Scholars Program, which recognizes undergraduate students who exemplify future potential for civic leadership.

Five rising juniors will be selected for the program based on their commitment to community service and civic engagement.

Civic Scholars will receive two years of intensive leadership training and mentorship to prepare them for a life dedicated to public service. They also will be awarded a scholarship of $5,000 to support a substantial civic project or internship during the summer following their junior year.

To nominate a current sophomore, send a brief letter of one-to-three paragraphs on why the student is a good fit for the program to by Tuesday, Feb. 1. The letter should include how long you have known the nominee and in what capacity. Self-nominations, peer nominations and nominations from faculty and staff are welcome.

Nominees will be invited to submit full applications in early spring 2011 and the inaugural program participants will be announced by April.

For the application or more information, contact Gephardt Institute Program Manager Jenni Harpring at or call (314) 935-8182.