The Curb Scholars Program

The Curb Scholars Program in Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership is a selective undergraduate scholarship for students who integrate creativity, entrepreneurship, and public engagement. Through workshops led by notable faculty, artists, and entrepreneurs, students discover multiple forms of creative dexterity.

Curb Scholars work together to apply creative problem-solving skills as they imagine and implement projects that engage the local community, as well as contributing to Vanderbilt’s creative community through independent endeavors. In their final year, Curb Scholars have the opportunity to develop a unique project that contributes to the vitality of the campus community.

Inspired by the career of Mike Curb—philanthropist, founder of Curb Records, and former lieutenant governor of California—the program aims to develop leaders committed to combining diverse perspectives and innovative techniques for the public good.

Workshop Events

The Curb Scholars attend workshops lead by local faculty, artists, and entrepreneurs. The Scholars also implement their own workshops to teach their peers new skills.

Works In Progress

Read about the Curb Scholars’ past projects. Learn what they’re up to now!

Studio Space

The Curb Scholars meet every week in the Curb Center workshop space, a hub that connects to the media lab, the gaming room, the fabric station, and the recording studio.

Curb Scholars Blog

Hear from the Curb Scholars about their artistic endeavors inside and outside of the classroom.

Interested in the Curb Scholars Program?

We’ll get back to you right away!

Contact Us