Academic Enrichment

Medici Scholars Program

The Medici Scholars Program will introduce undergraduate business students to the world of nonprofits in the arts and human services in order to foster a better understanding of the important role the business community plays in supporting art, music, and nonprofits. Through the generosity of Walden Savings Bank, the Medici Program will prepare students for leadership and principled corporate citizenship.

Program requirements

Each year, Medici Scholars will work with two nonprofits, one celebrating the arts and one servicing humankind. These nonprofits will be split between the fall and spring semesters. Depending on the needs of the nonprofit, Medici Scholars will bring their classroom knowledge to help them reach their goals. It could range from helping to plan an event to data analysis.

Medici Scholars will have the opportunity to meet the board and committee members of these entities and see firsthand how a board for a nonprofit operates.

At the beginning of the academic year the scholars will attend a “Medici Kick Off” at Walden Savings Bank headquarters meeting the executives of Walden Savings and the executives who run the chosen nonprofits. At the end of the academic year, all will return to the bank for a “Medici Finale” where the scholars will make a presentation sharing their experiences.

Eligibility requirements

The Medici Program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in business or accounting. Students must be matriculated and in good academic standing.

To apply, please click here to complete the online application form by 5 pm on May 20. The application consists of your resume, a one-page essay on why you would like to participate in the Medici Scholars Program, and two professional references. (If you are a member of the Student Business Association, only one professional reference is required.)

Click here to download the reference form.
Please forward this document to your professional reference(s). They should complete the form and return it electronically to

Need help with your resume or essay? Make an appointment with the Career Career (Aquinas 151) or the Writing Center (Dominican Center 118). Please use these services to enhance your application, as only eight students will be selected for this program.

For more information, please email