Reimagining Citizenship

Dominican University of California and the City of Novato have partnered to offer a unique scholarship program in which students receive a high-quality college education while engaging with the community through local government.

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The Reimagining Citizenship program enables 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 also provide a $10,000 stipend for work to be completed over two sequential summers.

All Reimagining Citizenship students 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.

Students will gain both the intellectual capacity and the practical experience necessary to serve as informed, engaged citizens in their own community." — Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California


  • Reimagining Citizenship 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.

Reimagining Citizenship aligns with Dominican’s nationally recognized signature program, the Dominican Experience, which provides real-world opportunities for students to flourish in college and in careers while surrounded by a network of support, opportunity, and innovation. 

Application Process

To apply for the Reimagining Citizenship scholarship, please complete the following steps:

  1. Apply to Dominican University of California
  2. Login to the Admissions portal to complete your Reimagining Citizenship Application.

Deadline: Apply for Fall 2020 by February 1, 2020 


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