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Action Scholars

Community, Innovation, and Global Impact

Recognizing the power of the experiential learning built into the Civic Scholars program, Drew University has expanded into the Drew Action Scholars program, including more students and embracing more—and larger—real-world problems and solutions.

Drew Action Scholars is a two-year program with a four-year scholarship, guided by a distinctive, results- and action-oriented approach to real-world problem-solving. Accepted students join a cohort of peers committed to communityinnovation and global impact in a connected world. All first-year Action Scholars are supported by a junior or senior peer mentor. Complete the two year program and receive a four year scholarship of $10,000 ($2,500/year).

Learn more about joining the program or start an application!


Looking for a Meaningful Summer Internship or Job? or LinkedIn can Help


Right now, many students are looking for summer internships and jobs in the non-profit or social impact sectors that will build their skills and resumes, and advance their personal and professional goals. Right here in all career communities on Launchpad, …

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Diary of a Drew University Student at Sea


Junior Hannah Primiano covers her oceanographic research

February 2021 – Drew University chemistry major Hannah Primiano C’22 is taking her research on the proverbial road. Or, rather, to the high seas.

A Baldwin Honors and Civic Scholar, Primiano spent her summer …

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Drew University Students Create STEM Labs

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January 2021 – Three students teamed up to provide virtual educational resources for New Jersey middle and high school students as part of their volunteer service as Drew University Civic and Action Scholars.

Winter (top left), Wunderle (top right), and Abruscato …

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Drew Celebrates MLK Day with Day of Service

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On-campus and virtual events honor Dr. King’s legacy

January 2021 – Drew University safely celebrated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an annual Day of Service. Students completed DIY projects in their dorms and Zoom rooms filled with lively …

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Featured Classes

Drew Action Seminar II: Exploring Solutions

Prof. Amy Koritz, Lisa Jordan, Jonathan Golden
Focuses on problems identified in the fall semester. Engages students through readings and critical analysis, with the ethical questions raised…

Drew Action Seminar I: Thinking Through Problems

Prof. Amy Koritz, Jonathan Golden, Minjoon Kouh
Examines in-depth a few case studies of complex challenges relevant to all focus areas (civic/community, global, innovation), with brief introductions…

Featured Resources

Serves resident and commuter students and is managed by Gionna Del Purgatorio C’20, our Drew AmeriCorps Changebuilder Coordinator in the Center …


Melanie Haber

Action Scholars Mentor

Marwa Elessawy

Action Scholars Mentor

Kate Fulton-John

Action Scholars Mentor

Janak Malla

Action Scholars Mentor

Cassidy Conklin

Action Scholars Mentor

Alyssa Sileo

Action Scholars Mentor

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