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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 six 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 2019 are due on Friday, Feb. 1 at midnight.

Program Dates

The 2019 program begins May 28 and ends July 26.

Please contact Kanalyn Jackson at if you have any questions.