Community Engagement Scholars

If you have a passion for tackling critical societal issues and contributing to the public good, the Community Engagement Scholars Program is for you.


Whether you are an engineering major interested in sanitation issues in developing countries, a scientist interested in environmental inequality, a business student interested in exploring how your career can impact income disparities, a health major interested in health inequality, or a liberal arts major interested in criminal justice reform, this program will provide an opportunity to explore your interests with students who share your values.


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

Program Highlights

You will be immersed in community engagement throughout your four years at UD with special academic and career advisement. There are opportunities to receive funding for significant projects and make presentations at conferences.

Specialized Coursework

Scholars participate in scaffolded experiences that integrate their academic goals and co-curricular service. The program includes two first-year courses, as well as activities throughout their four years which include:

  • Early move-in to meet your fellow scholars and participate in a service trip
  • 1 credit seminar Introduction to Civic Engagement
  • 3 credit course Changing the World: The Role of Public Policy
  • Receive funding to connect theory to practice through semester based and summer community engagement immersion programs
  • Get on-the-ground experience through alternative breaks and service-learning abroad opportunities
  • Complete an eportfolio
  • Co-curricular service

Learn More

For questions regarding admissions, please contact or 302-831-8123.