Join CIVIC Scholars

We're accepting applications for next year's class

Interested in Being a CIVIC Scholar?

We are accepting applications for students of freshman, sophomore or junior standing during the 2023-2024 academic year. We are not able to accept students who will be seniors graduating in the upcoming academic year. Candidates must be attending Old Dominion University or Tidewater Community College and a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Once a student has been nominated, a Team Member will reach to them directly to share the program application and next steps. Scroll down to see the full application process.

You may fill out a general interest form as a student below. 


Find out what we are looking for in future CIVIC Scholars.


Application Process

Learn more about our application process.


Nominate a Student

Professors, Deans, College Administrators, current CIVIC Scholars, and CIVIC Executive Alumni can nominate students.



Each year, we strive to put together a diverse class by looking for college students who are:

  • Curious: We’ve never known a CIVIC Scholar to turn down an opportunity to learn something new.
  • Collaborative: Scholars value teamwork.
  • Community-oriented: Scholars have a drive for positive social impact.
  • Professionally Focused: Scholars want to expand their professional network and experience a business setting. 

Application Process

1. Nominate

The first step is for a student to be nominated by an ODU or TCC faculty or staff member, a current CIVIC Scholar or a CIVIC Leadership Executive Program Alum.

2. Apply

Once a student has been nominated, they will be sent an application to complete.

3. Interview

After the application has been received, the student will schedule a short interview with the CIVIC Scholars Team.

4. Admission

Our team will assess the student’s nomination, application, and interview to determine their fit for the program.

5. Confirmation

Once accepted, the student must fill out a confirmation of participation to secure their spot in the CIVIC Scholars Program for the coming year.

Nominate a Scholar

Professors, Deans, College Administrators, current CIVIC Scholars, and CIVIC Executive alumni can nominate students that meet the application criteria and who they feel would be exceptional additions to the program.