• 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 "Transition to Impact" summer program for Davidson students interested in driving change at every level of our education system. This program places eight students in immersive, project-based internships with local partners in and around the Charlotte school 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?

Apply by February 14 in Wildcat Link by searching "Education Scholars Program." Note: Applicants will also need to submit a résumé through Wildcat Link and get it approved by the Center for Career Development before it is uploaded to Wildcat Link. Please plan ahead. Visit the Center for Career Development website for more information about the résumé review process.

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.

Past Experience of Participants

All summer 2013 Education Scholars participants rated their experience as excellent.