Scholars Spring Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation

The University Scholars Program is proud to announce our lineup of speakers for our 2015 Scholars Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation. The Scholars Seminar is the first open-classroom style course designed collaboratively by students and features thought leaders and change makers from both inside and outside the university. The Scholars Seminar gives students insight […]

At the White House

The Co-op Report: Wendy Chu on Working at a White House Initiative

Scholar: Wendy Chu Major: Political Science/Economics Hometown: Woodside, NY Co-op: Intern, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders With its experimental learning opportunities, Northeastern University stretches the definition of “college student.” I chose to attend Northeastern because its co-ops, Dialogues, and classes would challenge me into becoming a better person. When I arrived on campus, I only knew […]


The Co-op Report: Rose Leopold on Working with Senator Warren

Our 2012 University Scholars cohort has just completed their first co-op. In this series of articles, we will feature some news from them about their experiences and what they learned.   Scholar: Rose Leopold Major: Political Science Hometown: Santa Cruz, California Co-Op: Legislative Intern in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Washington, D.C. Office Thank You, Northeastern! The […]

Scholars plant trees as part of Civic Engagement.

Scholars Serve and Lead

This year, a number of Scholars received recognition of the “Above and Beyond” efforts to serve others through the University’s Civic Engagement Program. The Scholars and the names of their community partners are below: Ololade Akingbade, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs Hari Anbarasu, CBR-John D O’Bryant School Lindsey Bressler, CBR-USES, LIFT-Boston James Card, Let’s Get Ready […]

The Scholars at Community Servings.

Scholars Volunteer at Community Servings

On Friday, January 10th a group of 15 University Scholars volunteered at Community Servings, the “free, hot, home-delivered meals program for people ill with AIDS, their dependents, and caregivers.” Two teams of Scholars worked to help prepare and package meals, from starter soups to dessert. We thank Community Servings for allowing us to give back […]

Holiday cards.

Holiday Cards for Hospitalized Children

During our December Pack Meetings, the University Scholars assembled over fifteen large fleece blankets to donate to Project Linus and the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. We hope these will be of use to those experiencing the cold of our New England winters. While teams of Scholars put together the no-sew blankets, other Scholars worked on […]

University Scholars Service Project Participants

Community-Based Research Service Projects

This year, in addition to offering Scholars the opportunity to fulfill their service obligation through direct service facilitated by the Civic Engagement Program, the Scholars Program is coordinating six new community-based research projects. Below you will find longer project descriptions. Scholars can either apply to do direct service or to do a Community-Based Research Project; […]

Food Map Brochure Front

University Scholars Service Research Projects: The Food Project

Each year, University Scholars dedicate 100 hours to civic engagement activity. This year, Scholars, carried out four different research projects with community partners in the city of Boston. On April 16th, a number of individual students and our research groups presented the results of their year-long service to our community partners, as well as faculty […]

Map of single mother households. Incarceration Service Research Project, Spring 2013.

University Scholars Service Research Projects: The Justice League

Each year, University Scholars dedicate 100 hours to civic engagement activity. This experience is designed to help Scholars understand how they can best put their talents to use. We offer two terrific opportunities through which Scholars can fulfill their service obligations: Direct Service and participation in a University Community Service Project. Many Scholars choose to […]

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The Yawkey Boys and Girls Club

  Choosing to attend Northeastern University was no easy task for me as I had gotten numerous offers from excellent universities around the United States. Fortunately, however, I am extremely glad that I ultimately chose this university, as my experience thus far has been amazing. One activity in particular that has truly contributed to my […]