Who are Roosevelt Scholars?
The Roosevelt Scholars Honors Program at Hunter College is comprised of students with a passion for public affairs. The Roosevelt Scholar program creates a unique learning experience through especially designated coursework, a shared community, and engagement with policy makers from a variety of contexts. The experience integrates liberal arts study with students’ interest in application. Students spend their early semesters at Hunter pursuing the Roosevelt curriculum - which draws upon some of Hunter's most talented faculty in enhanced courses - before branching off into their own majors. Throughout their time at Hunter, Roosevelt Scholars have access to dedicated campus resources, and interact with government officials, practitioners, researchers, and others engaged in policy discourse. Students also share in the programming at Roosevelt House, which serves as an institutional "home" and offers additional academic resources that students are encouraged to tap.
A lively exchange of ideas makes the program vibrant, and develops the insight students need to make the most of their undergraduate education, whether their long-term career path speaks to governmental affairs, legal advocacy, corporate responsibility in the marketplace, journalism, public health research, non-profit work in the service of human needs, or related goals. The students of the Roosevelt community have a variety of professional aspirations, but all share a core sense of civic responsibility.