Application for 2022-2023 Community Scholars Program is now open! Apply to Edgewood College today!
Once admitted, look for the "next steps" email and indicate interest in the Community Scholars Award
"The impact that Community Scholars has had on me is that I am able to continue my dreams of attending higher education, paving the way for my siblings and community. It has also been a way for me to learn more about myself, the world around me, and how I could make an impact. I've been incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by folks whose aspirations and mission is to change the world, and inspire me to do the same with their support and knowledge."
Our mission is to prepare a community of leaders from Dane County compelled to promote the common good and advocate for justice.
Our vision is to build an expansive network of leaders who address economic, political and social issues that affect our lives and society.
Our purpose is to provide individualized support, scholarship access, and leadership development opportunities to historically underrepresented BIPOC or 1st Generation students.
We have partnered with leading scholars and consultants to develop a 4-year culturally responsible leadership curriculum that will aid the growth of program participants. Over the course of a student’s Edgewood College journey, they will spend time on eight different leadership modules. Every semester, we introduce a new leadership framework to ensure when students graduate, they are ready to influence and change society. Upon graduation, program participants receive a leadership certificate.