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The Crew Scholars Program

Drake University Crew Scholars Students

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.

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.

Crew Scholars enrolled full-time in on-campus courses are guaranteed a 50% tuition deduction.**

(**Calculation of the 50% will include non-Crew Drake scholarships and grants. With the exception of the need-based Drake Grant, they are not an additional 50% on top of those awards. In addition, NCAA and conference guidelines may require adjustments to any scholarship or grant if athletic scholarships are offered.)

  • Retention rates in Crew consistently hover at or above 88%.
  • The graduation rate for Crew Scholars is nearly 91%.


Joining the Crew

The Crew Scholars Program at Drake is open to incoming domestic students of any major. Three cohorts of 20 students will be selected for the program. You must be admitted to Drake before you can apply for Crew.

Once you are part of the Crew, all scholars pledge to graduate from Drake and to provide positive encouragement and support to fellow Crew members. You'll also commit to participating in each component of the program.

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