Scholars in Action

An employment program for Scripps students, the Laspa Center’s Scholars in Action Program allows students to receive invaluable experience by working in the greater community and putting their skills into action by developing, moderating, and facilitating Laspa Center programs.


Students participate in a series of workshops designed to develop leadership skills and explore various leadership styles. Students learn specific leadership skills geared to the demands that come with leading in an ever-evolving environment.

IGNITE at Scripps

IGNITE trains young women from high schools, colleges, and universities across the United States. In the Scripps edition, the Scripps students plan and facilitate events in order to accelerate the movement of young women as the next generation of political leaders. By joining others from across the political spectrum, students are liberated to address the underrepresentation of women in politics and explore ethical policy issues that impact women.

Leadership Summits

Each event in this series consists of panels and discussions that bring Scripps students together with young leaders, including alumnae, from diverse disciplines and professions.

Certification Programs

Laspa, Tiernan Field House, and SCORE Present—Starting October 2017!

Are you interested in leadership development and want to learn more about social justice and wellness? You are invited to participate in the first annual Emerging Leaders Program! This program provides students with the opportunity to grow as leaders while concentrating on one of two tracks: Wellness & Social Justice.

What you will get out of the program:

  • Leadership development
  • Increased knowledge in wellness/social justice topics
  • Recognition for your achievements Build transferrable job skills
  • An opportunity to meet new people
  • Enhanced networking skills
  • Additional knowledge about resources on campus

For more information or to sign up for the program, go to

We Act Research and Action Grants

We Act Grants are awarded to select students to help fund their summer leadership projects. The grants were established to provide opportunities for students to: transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action; demonstrate creative and effective problem-solving; create partnership(s) in the public or private sector; and produce outcomes that make a positive impact.

Mini We Act Grants Coming Soon in Spring 2018

To learn more about these programs, contact the Laspa Center team for additional information.