Civic Leader Scholar Retreat Spring 2022 Civic Leader Scholar Retreat Spring 2022

Civic Leader Scholars

Joining Service and Leadership

The Civic Leader Scholars Program at Emory & Henry College is a renewable, four-year scholarship for incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students. In addition to receiving financial aid, Civic Leader Scholars will participate in on-going civic engagement projects, community-building, reflections, trainings, and leadership development.

Civic Leadership Retreat

Held each fall for students at Emory & Henry College, this retreat gives students, faculty, and staff the chance to build community and begin developing the skills necessary to be effective leaders in their civic work.  The retreat is off campus and gives new students a great opportunity to learn more about the surrounding region and the communities in which we serve.

CLS members enjoyed making smores at the annual retreat. CLS Members enjoyed a hike at the annual retreat

Program Highlights

Each year, Scholars will be awarded a renewable scholarship. In order to maintain the scholarship, Scholars must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, attend the annual Civic Leadership Retreat, and demonstrate active participation in community projects and on-campus leadership. 

Civic Leader Scholars assisting the Appalachian Community Connectors in building Blessing Boxes t... Civic Leader Scholars building Blessing Boxes.

Civic Leader Scholar Projects 

Civic Leader Scholars are involved in a wide range of projects including, but not limited to:

  • Event Planning for the Appalachian Center
  • Elementary School Mentoring 
  • River’s Way 
  • Food & Resource Justice 
  • Stinger’s Supply Shelf 
  • Future Local Girl Scout Troop 

Apply to be a Civic Leader Scholar

Members from Civic Leader Scholars assisted in assembling furniture for the Project Room in the A... Members from Civic Leader Scholars assisted in assembling furniture for the Project Room in the Appalachian Center

Completed Project Room at the Appalachian Center. This is a mobile space designed for students to... Completed Project Room at the Appalachian Center. This is a mobile space designed for students to collaborate on civic engagement projects or other assignments.