Step 1: Take Learning for the World
Through Learning for the World, a one-hour course in the Philanthropy & Public Service Program, students discover opportunities to cultivate scholarly interests and address community needs through learning beyond the classroom and in service of the public good. This class illuminates various pathways to excellence for students who want to connect the transformational work they do in the classroom to opportunities for immersion, application, and engagement beyond it—locally and globally. This class is a prerequisite for applying to the Baylor Engage Fellows program and, subsequently, the Provost’s Scholars program and should be taken during the freshman or sophomore year.
Step 2: Baylor Engage Fellows program
Baylor Engage Fellows is the mechanism for mentoring students on the road to becoming Provost’s Scholars. Following Learning for the World, The Baylor Engage Fellows program provides a pathway for undergraduate students to integrate research, service, and learning through a structured and mentored combination of academic courses, summer internships, as well as civic and ambassadorial opportunities beginning in their sophomore year. Baylor Engage fellows will be supported in civic, ambassadorial, and research opportunities that, taken together, offer pathways to integrate scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.
Step 3: Apply to be Provost's Scholar
Each year, Baylor Engage Fellows are invited to submit their portfolio to the Provost's Scholars committee by May of their Junior year to be considered for Provost's Scholar status. Students who are offered the Provost’s Scholar status have excelled in academics and maintained a high GPA while simultaneously pursuing excellence in civic engagement and global involvement. Students who attain Scholar status will join the Provost's Scholars council. Provost’s Scholars are noteworthy in their achievements and their sense of calling to engage the world.