Reimagining Citizenship program info session at Novato City Hall March 6

Dominican University of California and the City of Novato will host an information night for high school seniors and their parents for the new Reimagining Citizenship program on March 6 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Novato City Hall.

The Reimagining Citizenship scholarship program will allow undergraduate students to serve the City of Novato while earning a degree from Dominican. Dominican will provide each qualified Reimagining Citizenship Scholar with up to $100,000 in scholarship funding over four years. The City of Novato will provide a $10,000 stipend for work to be completed over two sequential summers.

Click here for the 2018 Reimagining Citizenship information request form.

The program is open to high school students who are residents of Novato. Students attending any public, private, or home school program are eligible to apply. Students in any major can participate in the program. The community engagement component will begin the summer of 2018. The initial cohort will enter Dominican University as freshmen in fall 2018.

The incoming students will choose from more than 30 majors. Each student also will receive credit toward Dominican’s minor in Community Action and Social Change. The minor provides students from all disciplines and interests a path toward deeper understanding of issues affecting communities and the nation.

The summer projects will give students significant insight into specific municipal departments, including Central Administration, Public Works, and Parks, Recreation & Community Services. All Reimagining Citizenship Scholars will be assigned Dominican advisors and mentors who will work closely with them throughout their college careers.

The program aligns with Dominican’s distinctive commitment to the Dominican Experience, which links the college-to-career experience through programs that prepare students for today’s complex, changing, and diverse world.

The information night will include an overview by Novato Mayor Josh Fryday, as well as presentations about admissions, financial aid, and student life at Dominican. Please contact Maria Upmeyer at 415-257-1307 or to RSVP for the March 6 information session.

Click here to read a recent Marin Independent Journal story about the program.


March 1, 2018