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Community-Based Research Scholars


Office of the Provost
Fax: 202-885-2173
Leonard, Room Lower Level

Bass, Scott A.

Office of the Provost
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8061
CBL students at service day activity

"Having done actual research that involved qualitative and quantitative components as a freshman is really amazing and has already started to open doors for me...I think that having faculty mentors who are committed to you not only makes the transition to college easier, but also has helped me expand my networking skills..."

-2014-2015 CBR Scholar 

About the CBRS Program

At American University, community engagement is consistently promoted and integrated throughout the student, faculty, and staff experience. The Community-Based Research Scholars Program is a living-learning community for exceptional students with a demonstrated interest and commitment to forming partnerships with community agencies and organizations so that they can work together to make research-informed contributions. Participants will receive a merit scholarship and will join a 40-member living-learning community in Hughes Hall with other talented students who share academic interests and experience in community service.

In August 2014, as part of Welcome Week, scholars will participate in AU's hallmark Freshman Service Experience (FSE).

In Fall 2014, students will enroll in one of three foundational community-based learning courses taught by some of AU's best faculty.

In Spring 2015, under the guidance of a faculty team, students will practice, re-examine, and deepen their classroom learning of community-based research through a large-scale project that will be co-designed with a major community partner.