The Rogers Scholars Program

The program offers students a unique opportunity to engage with policy, politics, and our nation on a very personal level, much like the way Robin Rogers taught his classes.

Jeff Kimbell ’89, President of Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates

Rogers Scholars Program in Washington DC
Rogers Scholars awards - - St. George's School - private New England coed boarding school
Rogers Scholars - - St. George's School - private New England coed boarding school

The Program

Named in honor of St. George’s former history teacher, loyal alumnus and spirited Dragon sports fan, The William S. R. “Robin” Rogers ’44 Scholars Program was established in 2008 by a number of alumni who live and work in Washington, D.C.  The four-day program runs in each year in the spring, and is funded by the William S. R. Rogers Endowment for Public Policy Studies.

This year, the program runs from April 12-15, 2020.

Foster a Unique Understanding

Students typically get exclusive access to sites such as the White House, the Pentagon and U.S. Armed Services offices, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Engage with Key Stakeholders

The mission of the program is to give students a fully immersive experience in the nation’s capital, meeting federal lawmakers, policy experts, fundraisers, senior advisors, pollsters, campaign strategists and lobbyists. Students will  have access to bipartisan speakers in the fields of health care, strategic communications, technology, military policy, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, telecommunications and online reputation management.

Connect the Dots

Students will experience how public policy and politics interact, overlap, and affect our lives on a daily basis. Their experiences and interests will spark a lasting interest and will encourage exploration in government service and/or the political spectrum.

The Program’s Namesake

William S.R. “Robin” Rogers ’44 was inextricably linked to the St. George’s School community virtually since birth. He was the grandson of Arthur S. Roberts, a senior master and teacher at St. George’s for 43 years (1903-1946), and the son of Paul C. Rogers, a faculty member (1925-1926).

In his youth, Robin Rogers was known as a solid student and a talented, all-around athlete. After graduation from St. George’s, Rogers received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in teaching from Brown.

The Program's Founder