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CEW+ Scholar Community

The CEW+ Scholar Community consists of current and former CEW+ scholarship recipients (nearly 1800), and exists to support, inspire, and unleash the collective power of scholars and fellows to make a positive impact in their lives, in their communities, and in the world. With support from the Scholar Success Fund, the initiative launched and continues to build momentum.

Features include:

  • Advisory committee: The Scholar Community Advisory Committee consists of current and former scholars who give a voice to the interests and needs of the Scholar Community and direct many of the activities. The Committee is also mindful of the needs of underserved students and creating programs that welcome students beyond the Community.
  • Scholar Summer Soirée: In August, CEW+ Scholars welcome new scholarship recipients with an event that focuses on connecting new and past scholars before the rush of the academic year. The event features dinner, networking, and information about the features of the Scholar Community.
  • A private Facebook page: A space to network.
  • Lunch and Learn Series: An informal lunch hour learning series features members of the Scholar Community sharing a passion and their expertise on a wide range of topics. Open to all, the series aims to build community, increase skills or knowledge, in a supportive space. Topics to date include setting and managing goals, tools for making life easier, business presentation skills, keeping a nature journal, and the art of making perfect hummus.
  • Women Write Now: Zilka Joseph, poet, educator, and 2008 Elsie Choy Lee Scholar, facilitates a monthly writing workshop for scholars to share work, receive feedback, and discuss ways to strengthen their writing.

STORIES

“Our personal experiences and journeys of providing care provide our first layer of knowledge and experience that we can use to advocate for the services that we need. For the services that our loved ones need.”

“I hope that through my degree I am able to take the wealth of knowledge I have learned and apply it to my community. Health education can be a powerful tool when we have the right resources."

“We’re making sure students know that to connect with the supports that they need, they don’t have to do all the work to find us.”

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