Civic Scholars to Present Projects in Rapid-fire “PechaKucha” Events

The Gephardt Institute’s Civic Scholars Program provides a rigorous, in-depth curriculum for undergraduate students with an interest and passion for civic leadership. Sophomores are selected through a competitive process and learn together through their junior and senior years. During the summer before their senior year, each Civic Scholar develops and implements an independent Civic Summer project […]
Fall Break Reimagined

Fall Break Reimagined

For many students, the fall 2021 semester marked the long-awaited return to campus and to a greater sense of normalcy since the unprecedented arrival of COVID-19.  For Civic Scholars, this term provided the opportunity to resume off-campus learning experiences through the annual immersion trip. However, this year there was a slight twist: for the first time […]

Civic Scholar Spotlight: Akhil Kesaraju, Class of 2022

Washington University senior and Stern Family Civic Scholar Akhil Kesaraju is no stranger to getting involved in his community. As a senior in high school, he was drawn to WashU partly after hearing about the Civic Scholars Program, in which students receive funding to pursue a self-directed civic project during the summer between their junior and senior year.
Civic Scholars Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Weiskopf

Civic Scholars Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Weiskopf

We were thrilled to welcome Stephanie Weiskopf to the Civic Scholars Program team this fall as the lead instructor for the Class of 2023. At WashU, Stephanie also serves as the Associate Director for Residential Faculty Engagement.  Meet, Stephanie! Stephanie, tell us a little about yourself. I am a St. Louis transplant who often makes conversation […]

Introducing Our Civic Scholars Class of 2023

Great civic leaders are not born, but made. The Civic Scholars Program gives bright young people the mentorship, experience, and know-how to do something truly significant to benefit society. Robert C. Virgil, MBA ’60, DBA ’67, Trustee Emeritus; Past Chair, Gephardt Institute National Council; Civic Scholars Program Founding Donor The Gephardt Institute is thrilled to […]

Class Acts: The Makers

This story was originally featured in The Source (April 16, 2021) Welcome to Class Acts, a celebration of remarkable graduating students at Washington University in St. Louis. In upcoming weeks, we will highlight graduating students who have made an impact through their advocacy, research, work to improve equity in health care, and efforts to build […]