The Center began the Regula Scholars Program in an effort to recognize outstanding students and provide them with additional opportunities. This program was initiated and continues to be possible thanks to a lead endowed gift from Bob ‘67 and Linda DeHoff. An additional endowed gift was added by David ’63 and Elaine (Venon ’63) Dabelko in 2014. Since then all funds raised for the Regula Center have been added to endowments for the Regula Scholars.
The 2016-2017 class of Regula Scholars spent the year learning from local public servants, participating in leadership training, and studying ethics based case studies. During the spring semester, the group traveled to Washington D.C. where they visited the Secret Service Headquarters and the Capitol Building, courtesy of Mount Union alumnus, Brian Stafford ‘69. Scholars used their experiential learning stipends to participate in the annual Social Responsibility Service Trip, attend national conferences, and travel internationally.
Scholars receive stipends to fund internships, conferences, programming, and travel while they are enrolled at Mount Union. These students are selected based on a nomination process and must complete 150 hours of service. Additionally, Regula Scholars must maintain a 3.5 GPA and spend time learning about ethical decision making, employment in the public sector and many other experiential opportunities. This year the Scholars will receive additional dollars for tuition assistance.