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  • Civic Engagement Education Scholars

    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.

  • Education Scholar Emily Rapport '16

    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.

  • Education Scholar 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

Education Scholars is a nine-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
  • Urban studies

How to Apply?

Applications for 2017 are now closed. Check back in December to apply for the summer of 2018.

Program Dates

The 2017 program begins May 30 and ends July 28.

Please contact Katherine Bowser at if you have any questions.