Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute offers scholarship to five 2017 Newman Civic Fellows

April 20, 2018

Community-committed students awarded funding for Washington, D.C. leadership program

Boston, MA (April 18, 2018) —The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute this week awarded five scholarships to Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows to participate in the Institute’s Summer 2018 Leadership and the American Presidency program.

The award recipients are part of Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowship, a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community- committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute shares Campus Compact’s mission of fostering student civic learning and problem solving and so partners to provide dedicated scholarships to Newman Civic Fellows for their demonstrated commitment to public service and civic engagement.

The awards, which this year consist of one full scholarship and four partial scholarships, will support the fellows’ participation in the Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) program in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2018. The LTAP program, co-sponsored by The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and The Fund for American Studies, is designed to develop the next generation of American Leaders. In the course of the LTAP program, the students will enroll in an accredited, immersive course focused on presidential leadership and will participate in an internship program. Using Washington, D.C. as a classroom, the LTAP program grounds lessons in presidential history, encouraging students to examine the leadership journeys of presidents in relation to their own lives. All the while, students will learn from real leaders in the fields of business, government, and the nonprofit sectors.

“Campus Compact is immensely grateful to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute for providing our Newman Civic Fellows with an extraordinary learning opportunity,” said Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn. “The partnership between our organizations is grounded in a shared commitment to educating students for participation as public-spirited leaders. Enabling these promising students to participate in the Leadership and the American Presidency program is good for the students, for their communities, and for our country.”

Campus Compact and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute congratulate the summer 2018 Leadership and the American Presidency program scholarship recipients:

Christi-Anne Beatty, Cottey College

Mikayla Smith, Concordia University St. Paul

Carmen Carroll, Washington & Jefferson College

Patricia Hansen, Stanbridge University

Cody Milner, Oklahoma Christian University

Campus Compact will work with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute again this spring to provide scholarships to two additional Newman Civic Fellows to support their participation in the Fall 2018 Leadership and the American Presidency program.

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride.  It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Ronald Reagan Institute, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion and the award-winning Air Force One Discovery Center.  Located in Simi Valley, California, the Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his first lady. Visit www.reaganfoundation.org.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact supports institutions in fulfilling their public purposes by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As the largest national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, we provide professional development to administrators and faculty to enable them to engage effectively, facilitate national partnerships connecting campuses with key issues in their local communities, build pilot programs to test and refine promising models in engaged teaching and scholarship, celebrate and cultivate student civic leadership, and convene higher education institutions and partners beyond higher education to share knowledge and develop collective capacity. Visit www.compact.org.

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