Independent Studies and Honors Projects

Independent studies and honors projects that connect curricular concepts to community needs in order to enhance learning, promote active citizenship, and foster reciprocal ties between campus and community are considered community-engaged. Students undertaking community-engaged work are eligible to share their projects at the "Celebrating the Common Good" symposium in May and receive support from the McKeen Center.

Interested in incorporating community engagement into an Independent Study or Honors Project in the future? The McKeen Center can help identify community partners and support costs associated with community-engaged projects (e.g., transportation). Email Sarah Seames at to let us know what your plans are or if you have questions about resources available through the McKeen Center for community-engaged learning.

Ladd Fund for Community-Engaged Learning

The Richard ’62 and Sabra Ladd Fund for Community-Engaged Learning, established by Dick Ladd ’62 and Sabra Ladd, supports engaged scholarship mini-grants for students who will partner with community or government-related organizations.

The mini-grants will be administered by the McKeen Center for the Common Good. See this page for more information.

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