Design to Action Scholar Program
This independent study option is available to current eighth graders who will be attending Convent & Stuart Hall in the fall, as well as for all returning high school students. Students in this program will:
- Work independently or in self-created teams to identify an important problem and work to develop a tangible solution in several iterations over the course of a full year.
Attend monthly cohort meetings in addition to individual and group meetings with their respective advisors and program directors.
Incorporate aspects of design thinking, entrepreneurialism and product development as they work through an iterative cycle to develop and implement their solution.
Meet regular deadlines by presenting their work both online and in person.
Upon completion, students may be invited to present their work in an effort to gain start-up funding through the Launch Grant Program.
Introduction to the Progam
Steps for Interested Students
Watch our introductory video above.
- Due May 20 for rising students in Grades 10–12 (currently in Grades 9–11)
- Due May 27 for rising students in Grade 9 (currently in eighth grade and attending Convent & Stuart Hall High School next year).
Compete for a launch grant. Upon successful completion of the yearlong program, students are invited to compete for a launch grant to gain start-up funding.
Learn about the United Nations' sustainable development goals.