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The Crew Scholars Program offers a community in which students build lifelong friendships, attend exciting events, and get involved in every aspect of campus life, all while cultivating academic and leadership skills and nurturing their passion for making a difference. Plus, the Crew Scholars Program makes a Drake education more financially feasible: Crew Scholars enrolled full-time in on-campus courses for the fall and/or spring semesters, receive Drake scholarships and grants totaling at least 50 percent of tuition.

--Since 2009, retention rates for African American students has increased by almost 20%, in part because of the success of the Crew Scholars Program.

--The graduation rate for Crew Scholars is nearly 90%.

The Crew Scholars Program:

  • Provides focused social and academic support for its members.
  • Encourages active campus participation.
  • Recognizes and nurtures individual identities.
  • Prepares students for leadership and mentorship roles.


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