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Clarendon Scholars

From the city, to the city.

The Clarendon Scholars program is an urban leadership development and honors program that prepares students to pursue careers as leaders in cities and urban areas around the country.

Over the course of your four years at Gordon, you will attend the Clarendon retreat and four "Foundations" workshops, participate in a paid summer internship, complete a capstone senior thesis project, and engage in additional Gordon Honors and Scholars programming.

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Your Four-Year Experience

YEAR 1: Examine the five pillars of the Clarendon program
YEAR 2: Discover career and calling
YEAR 3: Explore leadership and community engagement
YEAR 4:  Complete a senior thesis project

Learn more about your four-year experience ➔


  • Tight-knit cohort community
  • Cultural fluency
  • Mentoring
  • Paid summer internship
  • Multi-city road trip senior year


  • Be a U.S. high school senior 
  • Possess a minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Demonstrate a heart for service through leadership in church, community, and/or school 
  • Demonstrate a desire to serve cities and urban environments through a future career



Interested in learning more? Make sure you explore the full Program Details page, and don’t hesitate to  with questions!