Bennion Scholars apply their academic interests to meet a real social concern through
a Capstone Project with a Community Partner and Faculty Mentor. Courage and optimism
sustain Scholars’ endeavors to learn through inclusive collaboration on projects that
support and develop innovative action within all communities. Bennion Scholars stand
out as leaders who strive to impact their communities for the better.
The priority deadline for the Fall 2023 admission has passed, but applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Bennion Scholars application
Examples of past scholars' capstone projects
Master of Public Administration
Lexi created a one-year and a five-year strategic plan for the nonprofit Fish for Garbage.
Keely created a high school to college mentorship program to support diverse students interested in pursuing nursing.
Civil Engineering & Urban Ecology
Bryan helped develop an affordable housing plan for the Latinx population in Chicago.