• 2013 education scholars group

    Students are placed with partners across many different sectors working in and around the K-12 education system: district-level and school leadership, advocacy and service non-profits, and philanthropic organizations.

  • Emily Rapport '16 talks to group of students

    Emily Rapport '16 worked with the Arts & Science Council's youth development program that uses digital photography and digital multimedia arts to educate and inspire students to stay in school, graduate, and pursue goals beyond high school.

  • Maddie Smith '15

    Maddie Smith '15 worked with the summer learning program to create a measurement tool and collect and analyze accurate and ongoing data about the program. She also supported general administration of the program, including supporting the incorporation of a garden into healthy eating and cooking instruction.


Education Scholars

p: 704-894-2201

e: aldulin@davidson.edu

Mailing Address

Box 7145
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035


Education Scholars

Education Scholars is a 10-week "Transition to Impact" summer program for Davidson students interested in driving change at every level of our education system. This program places ten students in immersive, project-based internships with local partners in and around the Charlotte education system.

Program Objectives

  • Complete a high impact internship at a leading education organization in the City of Charlotte
  • Participate in regular enrichment workshops with local experts and practitioners that explore and analyze complex issues in education
  • Live in a community with other scholars just outside of Charlotte's vibrant Uptown
  • Access a network of innovative practitioners and change-makers who can serve as mentors and resources

Who Should Apply?

All non-graduating students with an interest in any of the following areas: social change/change management, policy, politics/government, philanthropy, teaching, economic inequality, or urban studies.

How to Apply?

Applications are closed for summer 2014. Applications for summer 2015 will open in November 2015.

Program Dates

The program begins June 1 and ends August 9. Frequent night and weekend commitments are required. Scholars may only take vacation on weekends when there are no program activities.

Please contact Allison Dulin at aldulin@davidson.edu if you have any questions.