Initiate a group, movement, or organization on campus or beyond to improve conditions in some way
Demonstrate leadership in an area of interest - in an organization or research or artistic endeavor
Present, publish, or perform an original scholarly or creative project
Connect to the local, national, and international communities through voluntarism or other activities
Apply for and strive to win a prestigious fellowship or scholarship
Attend concerts, art exhibits, or lectures on and off campus
Each semester, the current Powell Scholars vote on a cultural event to attend as a group. For some of these events, Powell Alumni are invited to attend as well.
Gain international exposure through study abroad or other avenues
Obtain hands-on experience in their field through internships or other avenues
Strive for the highest level of academic excellence
Many Powell Scholars and Alumni are members of honors societies such as Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and other discipline-specific honors societies. All Powell Scholars are also offered admission into the Freshman Honors Program.