Who are Sharpe Community Scholars?

As a group, Sharpe Scholars participate in all aspects of campus life and have wide-ranging academic interests--and they share a common desire to engage in the world around them as part of their liberal education. Scholars are chosen for their demonstrated leadership potential, community involvement and desire to explore important public questions and issues.

First-year students who are named as Sharpe Community Scholars:
  • Learn to apply theories and concepts introduced in the classroom to real world concerns
  • Develop leadership, problem solving, public communication and project planning skills
  • Gain experience with different forms of civic participation, including direct service, community outreach and advocacy, and community-based research
  • Engage in team-based service-learning or community-based research projects with local nonprofit and government agencies