Nominations sought for Civic Scholars Program; info sessions Nov. 27, 29

The Gephardt Institute for Public Service is accepting nominations for the Civic Scholars Program, which recognizes Washington University undergraduate students who exemplify future potential for civic leadership. Five to seven rising juniors will be selected for the program based on their commitment to community service and civic engagement.

For two years, Civic Scholars take academic coursework in American culture studies, receive intensive leadership training, and form a mentorship network to prepare them for a life dedicated to public service. They also are awarded a scholarship of $5,000 to support a substantial civic project or internship for the summer after junior year.

“Civic Scholars has prepared me to be a better citizen, student and human being,” says current Civic Scholar Dylan Simenson. “Every day, I am invigorated by the personal integrity and civic passions of my fellow scholars, and I look forward to our collective growth over these next two years. Never before have I felt so humbled by the impact and ambitions of my peers. Being named a Civic Scholar is truly one of the greatest opportunities and honors I have ever received.”

Information sessions for interested students are scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, both at the Gephardt Institute for Public Service in Danforth University Center, Room 340.

Others may nominate a current sophomore by Wednesday, Dec. 12, by filling out a brief form on Self-nominations, peer nominations, and nominations from faculty and staff are welcome.

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