Application Process

Interested in being a part of the class of 2019? We will begin accepting applications in December 2018. Fill out this form to let us know you are interested and we will get in touch when the application in available.

Applying is easy: Complete our online application and send us your resume! Once your application has been processed you will complete an interview with our Program Manager.

Criteria: We’re accepting applications from students of freshman, sophomore or junior standing. Students pursuing the first year of their Master’s degree are also welcome to apply. Candidates must be attending Old Dominion University or the Norfolk or Chesapeake campuses of Tidewater Community College during the 2017-2018 academic year. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required.

What do look for in future CIVIC Scholars?

Each year, we strive to put together a diverse class that will make the CIVIC Leadership Institute, ODU, and TCC. We look for college students that are:

  • Curious and enthusiastic about learning: We’ve never known a CIVIC Scholar to turn down an opportunity to learn something new.
  • Collaborative: CIVIC Scholars value teamwork and want to increase their collaboration skills.
  • Community oriented: Our Scholars value the people in their communities and have a drive for positive social impact.

Nominate a Student: Professors, Deans, College Administrators and currently CIVIC Scholars can nominate students that meet the application criteria and that they feel would be exceptional additions to the program.