The Office of Scholarly Engagement's programs offer meaningful student-faculty interactions and immersive learning opportunities to help students develop and hone their leadership skills, realize their potential as scholars, and actualize their role as changemakers.
Antonian Honors Program
This cohort-based academic experience is built around a strong community and culminates in the creation and completion of a rigorous independent thesis.
Since the program began in 1986, it has graduated over 300 Antonian Scholars.
These students have been awarded Fulbrights, elected to student government, and engaged in collaborative research, before going on to successful careers as judges, graphic artists, attorneys, professors, and academic deans.
Faculty and staff provide intensive, one-on-one mentoring to student candidates. The application and interview process itself cultivates intellectual growth and awareness of career trajectories, propelling students toward greater post-graduate success.
In 2019, eight students applied for Fulbright grants to conduct research or teach English throughout the world. Two received scholarships (including Addison Cross ’20 who is pictured on the front), and four were selected as semi-finalists.
In 2018, two of our three Fulbright applicants received scholarships, and one student was named a Truman Scholar for her public service.
Community Work and Learning
Facilitating meaningful community engagement through course-based work, scholarship, and student employment, students have opportunities to practice critical and creative thinking while gaining real-world experience. In 2015, St. Kate’s was one of just 36 private U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
- Over 1,500 students completed 16,986 service-learning hours.
- Thirty-eight students spent 5,248 hours as tutors through the America Reads program.
- Students were paid for 7,251 hours of work through the Community Leaders program, which helps juniors and seniors with financial need gain leadership and professional skills while contributing to the greater community.