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• Scholars in Service to the Community •

The Ingram Scholars Program sponsors students who demonstrate a willingness and ability to combine a successful career with a lifelong commitment to developing solutions to critical societal problems. It is distinguished by the requirement that the recipient not only volunteer regularly in our community, but also design and implement projects that address significant domestic and international needs. The program encourages Ingram Scholars to work with established not-for-profit and professional organizations to create projects that are durable, sustainable, and culturally responsive. Ingram Scholars act as ambassadors, carrying these values with them in their academic pursuits in nearly every undergraduate college within the university.

Upon graduation, these students will become leaders in their respective fields, transforming their communities in informed and creative ways. Our active alumni network not only continues to demonstrate their commitment to incurring positive social change, but also strives to nurture the social sensibilities of others in their civic and professional spheres. Mentoring undergraduate students, assisting them with summer internships or job placement, and perpetuating vital community service are all ways that Ingram alumni will continue the work they began at Vanderbilt University.

The Ingram Scholars Program is a unique and innovative example of how a university can prepare students for responsible careers and a lifetime of useful contributions to the well-being of others. If you are committed to generating positive social change, and if you possess the qualities of maturity, leadership, and initiative, you should consider this challenging and rewarding program.