Our future depends on an informed, productively engaged, and hopeful citizenry. That’s what we’re working towards at the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.
Advancing Fellowship since 1945
Citizens & Scholars has been bringing people together as a collective force for progress on the nation’s biggest challenges since 1945.
Our 27,000 Fellows include
Our Fellows have contributed to creating a better educated, more thoughtful, and more inclusive America.
Citizens & Scholars is rebuilding how we develop citizens in our country
Citizens & Scholars is building on its 75-year history to meet today’s challenges with new efforts and solutions.
Citizens & Scholars leadership and staff bring both for-profit and nonprofit experience, and have led start-up organizations as well as major, established institutions. In addition, the Citizens & Scholars Board of Trustees comprises leaders in higher education, business, government, the nonprofit sector, social entrepreneurship, public affairs, biotech, philanthropy, law, and finance.
Together we’re working on fresh solutions to meet urgent education needs.
About our new name
This new identity reflects the organization’s twin commitments: to strengthen American education and to rebuild a flourishing civil society. Citizens & Scholars honors the legacy of the organization, as well as its new directions. It signals our aim to engage leaders and groups from various sectors as a lever for progress on the nation’s biggest education challenges. It reflects our commitment to inclusion, bridge-building, and collaboration.
engage with us
As we start this new chapter at Citizens & Scholars, we need you to join us. Whether by partnering with us, applying for Fellowship opportunities, sharing our new mission, or supporting a pilot program—you are crucial to this effort.