• 2013 education scholars group

    Students are placed with partners across many different sectors working in and around the K-12 education system: district-level and school leadership, advocacy and service non-profits, and philanthropic organizations.

  • Emily Rapport '16 talks to group of students

    Emily Rapport '16 worked with the Arts & Science Council's youth development program that uses digital photography and digital multimedia arts to educate and inspire students to stay in school, graduate, and pursue goals beyond high school.

  • Maddie Smith '15

    Maddie Smith '15 worked with the summer learning program to create a measurement tool and collect and analyze accurate and ongoing data about the program. She also supported general administration of the program, including supporting the incorporation of a garden into healthy eating and cooking instruction.


Education Scholars

Education Scholars is a 9-week "Transition to Impact" summer program for Davidson students interested in driving change at every level of our education system. This program places ten students in immersive, project-based internships with local partners in and around the Charlotte education system. 

Program Objectives

  • Complete a high-impact internship at a leading education organization in the City of Charlotte
  • Participate in regular enrichment workshops with local experts and practitioners that explore and analyze complex issues in education
  • Live in a community with other scholars just outside of Charlotte's vibrant Uptown
  • Access a network of innovative practitioners and change-makers who can serve as mentors and resources

Who Should Apply?

All non-graduating students with an interest in any of the following areas:

  • Social change/change management
  • Policy, politics/government
  • Philanthropy, teaching, economic inequality
  • Urban studies

How to Apply?

Apply now through the Center for Civic Engagement's Summer Leadership Positions Application.  Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30.  

Program Dates

The program begins June 1 and ends July 31. 

Please contact Christa Leimbach if you have any questions.