Civic Scholars

Rutgers–Camden Civic Scholars is a learning community of select students who make a substantial commitment to civic engagement in our host city and region. 

At a Glance
  • Annual service commitment of 300 hours (70 percent direct service, 20 percent training and enrichment, and 10 percent fundraising)
  • Planning of and participation in the Martin Luther King Day of Service
  • Participation in regular meetings and leadership development trainings
  • Invitation to regional and national student conferences
  • Rutgers–Camden Scholarship
  • AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Internship opportunities
  • Federal Work Study eligible

Unique Educational Experiences

Civic Scholars participate in special learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom, leadership development, and hands-on service. Students have access to unique educational experiences including:

  • Connecting academics with intensive service experience.
  • Encouraging development of leadership and professional skills.
  • Building strong partnerships between Rutgers–Camden and communities beyond our campus.
  • Achieving intimate knowledge of social issues through service.
  • Engaging fellow students and peers in service and volunteerism.
  • Vigorous capacity-building service opportunities such as:
    • volunteer management;
    • program development;
    • fundraising;
    • communications; and
    • policy and community-based research.

application for 2017-2018

We're now accepting applications for the next academic year.

Apply to the Rutgers–Camden Civic Scholars program.

community partnerships

Since its inception in 2011, the Civic Scholars program has partnered with more than 30 organizations in Camden on a wide variety of projects and initiatives, involving issues such as health care, homeless outreach, education, college access, and urban environmental justice. Civic Scholars are campus leaders in engaging their peers in service and connecting with community-based organizations.

See a listing of Rutgers–Camden community partnerhips.

2015–2016 Civic Scholars

Arts and Sciences

  • Madeeha Ahmed – Biology
  • Sameeha Ahmed – Biology
  • Alma Aparicio – Undecided 
  • Amy-Christy Amakihe – Health Sciences
  • Sarah Blackman – Urban Studies
  • Stephanie Bolger – Biology/Pre-Med
  • Anna Borchers – Undeclared
  • Gilberto Caceres – Computer Science
  • Dominique Carlucci – English
  • Damiano Consilvio – English
  • Rubens Dextra – Social Work
  • Albely Duran – Biology
  • Kaya Durkee – Urban Studies
  • Matthew Guariglia – Biology 
  • Alexandra Guzman – Psychology
  • Farhana Haque – Biology
  • Rebecca Hawley – Psychology 
  • Michael Ippoliti – Psychology/Childhood Studies
  • Anthony Jericho – Biology
  • Millicent Kipp – Psychology
  • James Kristian – Undecided 
  • Erika Kwong – Biology 
  • Rachel Lewis – English 
  • Saidie Lopez – Fine Arts
  • Ruby Murrani – Mathematics 
  • Michel Ntiri – Biology
  • Anjali Patel – Biology 
  • Samantha Quieti – Biology
  • Liz Ramos – Biology 
  • James Ramos – Computer Science
  • Kristiana Rivera – Biology/Pre-med
  • Donna Safar – History
  • Samantha Saraczewski – Psychology
  • Colin Sheehan – Political Science
  • Louis Vannicola – Economics 
  • Vani Wacher – Biology
  • Saul Morales – Finance
  • Parth Lalakia – Biology
  • Kadeem Pratt – Africana Studies
  • Jazmin Harrison – Health Sciences

School of Business

  • Ryan Weightman – Finance
  • Rachel Scheffler – Finance
  • Mrittika Majumdar – Business Management 
  • Jonathan Burgos – Business Management 
  • Nyrie Hardy – Accounting 

SCHOOL OF NURSING

  • Shenelle Alexander
  • Julie Le
  • Erin Gullo