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Powell Scholars Program

The Powell Scholars Program develops responsible leaders who excel academically and take the initiative to understand and serve the university, local, and global communities. Our individual achievements are complemented by uniting others to make a difference in the world.

2016-2017 Powell Scholars with University Administrators

The Program

The Nine Dimensions of a Powell Scholar guide the students individually and collectively. Each scholar interprets these dimensions on the basis of their own interests and fields of study. The result is a program as diverse as the students themselves.

For more information on the Powell Scholars Program, see our brochure, read a message from our director, or read our annual newsletter (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). The Pacific Review's Winter 2012 edition also included an article on the program: The Wind Beneath Her Wings.


Jeannette and Robert Powell

Ever since the initial Powell gift and Mr. Powell's passing in 2007, the Powell Scholars, with guidance from their director, have endeavored to realize the vision set forth for the program. Mrs. Powell remained passionately involved in the program until her passing in late 2012. To learn more about our generous benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. Powell, see the Pacific Review article, “The Transformative Powell Gift.