Rutgers Civic Scholars Program
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Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:32
“The Civic Scholar or International Civic Scholar Certificate is another extraordinary credential to have as part of your academic package.”
Professor Ronald Quincy, School of Social Work
Rutgers Civic/International Scholars Certificate Program
The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service is proud to offer students who incorporate service into a substantial part of their academic career a way to receive recognition upon graduation with a special Rutgers Civic Scholar Certificate. The Rutgers Civic Scholar designation will be part of students’ official transcript letting future employers and graduate schools know that they are contributing towards solving some of society’s most intractable problems. The International Rutgers Civic Scholar Certificate will be awarded to those students fulfilling requirements in international service learning settings. The Certificate is available to all undergraduate students regardless of school or major and will be awarded at a special recognition event during the spring semester before graduation.There is flexibility with the fulfillment of the requirement so it is important to apply so that students can receive advising.
To be eligible to receive the Rutgers Civic Scholars Certificate, you must meet the following requirements:
Successful completion of three CESEP recitation courses (one-credit service learning courses) = 3 credits
Successful completion of two courses meeting the 21st Century Challenges requirement = 6 credits
Civic Pathway Capstone experience=6 credits. Examples include Aresty Community-Based research thesis, and independent study within one’s major.
Co-curricular - local service for one semester, attendance at four CESEP networking/educational events.
Portfolio Review - documented record of all Civic Scholar activities to be reviewed by The Collaborative’s Faculty Advisory Council.
15 credits total
To be eligible for the Rutgers International Civic Scholar Certificate, you must meet the following requirements:
Successful completion of two CESEP recitation courses (one-credit service learning courses) = 2 credits
Successful completion of one course meeting the 21st Century Challenges requirement = 3 credits
Successful completion of one course with a geographical focus = 3 credits
Field placement abroad in an International service learning experience = 6 credits
Participation in an International Service Learning Reflection Capstone = 1 credit
Co-curricular - local service for one semester, attendance at four CESEP networking/educational events
Portfolio Review - documented record of all Civic Pathway activities to be reviewed The Collaborative’s Faculty Advisory Council.
15 credits total
Juniors and Seniors interested students will receive advising on what courses/co-curricular activities will fulfill the certificate requirements. Interested Juniors and graduating Seniors should also email the Collaborative office at:
to find out how they can apply for the certificate via interim criteria for their work equivalent to the requirements.
3rd and 4th Year Student Application
Freshman and Sophomore students interested in pursuing the Rutgers Civic Scholars Certificate should express their interest by completing the information in the following link. By doing so, you will receive advising on what courses/co-curricular activities will fulfill the certificate requirements:
1st Year and 2nd Year Student Declaration Form
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