Through the CARA (Colby Academic Research Assistants) and CCES (Colby Civic Engagement Scholars Program you can become engaged in either real research or real community work from the moment you set foot on campus. The CARA Program links Presidential Scholars with one of Colby’s outstanding faculty members to work on a research project in an area of mutual interest during the first year. The CCES program places students in the community addressing pressing issues in the local community. Both fellowships are paid positions, and Presidential Scholars who choose to participate (the program is completely voluntary) work up to eight hours per week on a project that they select from a rich array of offerings.
Immersive experiences like these give Presidential Scholars an extraordinary head start toward career goals, graduate school preparation, fellowships, and internships. If you are a Presidential Scholar interested in being part of the this program, you can use the on-line request form to indicate your preferences for projects. Projects are subject to availability.