Civic engagement means developing the critical knowledge and practical skills needed to be aware and active participants in our communities, whether they are local, state, national or global. The Graham Civic Scholars program engages students in researching issues of critical importance to Florida and its sixty-seven counties. Students work under the supervision of Graham Center staff and Civic Scholar mentors in conducting in-depth interviews as part of their investigation of the topics. The culminating event of the program is a round-table gathering of students where they tackle the issues and offer solutions and strategies on the topics that were examined during the semester.

Spring 2018- Applications Coming Soon

The topic for the 2018 Graham Civic Scholars program will be announced in the fall.

If selected, you will be assigned to a county, or small cluster of counties, in Florida. We will do our best to accommodate county preferences, but scholars are expected to meet all program requirements regardless of the counties they are assigned. Upon completion of all program requirements, each student will receive a $500 stip

NOTE: If you receive financial aid, the stipend can potentially impact your student loans — you may want to check with Student Financial Services prior to applying.


View policy papers and cumulative reports from the Civic Scholars research projects here.