Action Scholars


Action Scholars

Take Your Passion Outside the Classroom

Are community service and civic engagement an important part of your identity?
Do you want to continue your volunteerism in college and gain valuable life skills and experiences?

Like you, Drew believes knowledge and passion are too valuable to leave in the classroom. Drew Action Scholars is a unique, hands-on, take-action program for students who are passionate about leading social change. The two-year program, with a four-year scholarship, is driven by a distinctive, results- and action-oriented approach to real-world problem-solving.

Accepted students join a cohort of peers committed to community, innovation, and global impact in a connected world. All first-year Action Scholars are supported by a junior or senior peer mentor and reside together in on-campus. Complete the two-year program and receive a four-year scholarship of $10,000 ($2,500/year).


Learn more about the three pillars of the Drew Action Scholar commitment.

Program Details

All Drew Action Scholars can choose from any of Drew’s 45+ majors. The first-year curriculum is specifically designed for the Action Scholars program, the second-year consists of convening and immersive experience, coupled with 100 hours of experiential learning each year.

As a Drew Action Scholar, you will also join your peers for retreats, town halls, and pitch events. All immersive experiences and co-curricular requirements count towards the 100 hours of experiential learning.

Apply To Be an Action Scholar