The Public Democracy Scholars program is a signature initiative of the Center for Public Democracy—making Drake the school of choice for politically minded high school students. The four-year program will prepare students to be civic leaders through dedicated coursework and immersive engagement. Students will receive a $5,000 scholarship per year for their participation. A $100,000 endowment will support one student’s scholarship over four years.
The Center for Public Democracy will recruit five students per year to participate in the program with a goal of having 20 scholarships overall.
Implementation of this program has allowed us to offer students:
Summer stipends, so scholars can pursue summer internships or research opportunities.
Travel support for scholars to participate in at least two travel seminars at no additional cost.
Post-graduate professional grants for continuing education, internships, or work in public democracy. Scholars who complete all program requirements are eligible to apply.