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We all have a role to play in strengthening democracy for the long haul. Your support enables us to cultivate talent, ideas, and networks that develop young people and scholars as effective, lifelong citizens. 

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A democracy cannot thrive without the active participation of all the people it represents. We all have a role to play to ensure every American—especially those who historically have been excluded—develop the knowledge, dispositions, and practical skills to be effective, engaged citizens. 

There are many ways to support and engage with Citizens & Scholars. Whether making a charitable gift, sharing our impact stories with your network, reconnecting with your Fellowship class, joining us for regional events, or following us on social, you can take action today! 




Gifts support visionary people and innovative ideas who we believe have the potential to effect change today and over time.

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I won this award just as I was re-entering a phase of heavy writing on my dissertation, and the award has been instrumental in allowing me to imagine a potential future for myself within academia.

Eric Kesse, 2022 Newcombe Fellow
Eric Kesse, 2022 Newcombe Fellow


The Institute for Citizens & Scholars is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts to Citizens & Scholars are tax-deductible as allowed by law. You can access financial documents, including our most recent IRS-990 filing, 501(c)(3) letter, and financial disclosures by clicking here.

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