Undergraduate students from all majors are encouraged to apply for summer scholarship programs before Mar. 8, 2024

Collage includes Memorial Hall in the summer and undergraduate students at summer scholar orientation

The Community Engagement Initiative offers three funded summer programs that allow motivated undergraduate students to engage in community-based or anti-racism projects.

Undergraduate UDARI Summer Scholars will immerse themselves full-time in a research or creative project based on race, anti-racism, or racial justice across 10 weeks in summer 2024. 

Community Engagement Summer Scholars spend 10 weeks during the summer in full-time pursuit of their projects in partnership with a Delaware non-profit, governmental, community-based action research, or service-based corporate activity while simultaneously pursuing academic reflection under the guidance of a UD faculty mentor. 

Students specifically interested in the arts (i.e., dancers, actors, visual artists, etc.) can immerse themselves in a self-guided project under the supervision of a faculty mentor, while considering the impact on the larger community.

Full-time scholars receive a stipend of $4,000.

Students who prefer to work on a community engagement project part-time can apply to be a Community Engagement Summer Fellow. Fellow projects vary in length of time commitment and funding.

Students interested in the Community Engagement scholars or fellows programs may apply individually or as two- or three-person teams. 

All projects will result in a written document, such as a technical report, feature article, academic paper, journal, or presentation. 

Decisions will be announced on Mar. 15. Questions about the programs can be directed to BlueHensEngage@udel.edu.