Scholar Profiles - Justin Rose

Name: Justin Rose

Classification: Close Scholar Alum (Class of 2021)

Major: Finance

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

Primary Volunteering Site: Anne Springs Close Greenway

What makes the Close Scholars Program special to you?

The Close Scholars Program is special because it helps to encourage, promote and foster the importance of civic engagement among college students and helps them to see the impact they can have on their local community.

What do you love about the Close Scholars Program?

I love being surrounded by like-minded individuals who have a desire to serve their community.

Why should incoming first-year students apply to the Close Scholars Program?

They should apply because it is a great opportunity to get involved in the local community outside of Winthrop, and you are exposed to new experiences along with learning about different causes and non-profit organizations in the community.

As a servant leader, what advice do you have for Winthrop students in general?

I would encourage my peers to understand that in order to be an effective leader, you don't have to be in a position of leadership. Leadership is defined by your actions and how you treat others.

What has been your favorite community service experience and why?

My favorite community service experience was being able to work with a group of 5th-grade males at Oakdale Elementary School and serve as a mentor by meeting with the students each Friday. I really enjoyed getting to work alongside the young men and see them grow along with seeing myself grow as a leader as well.

Fun Fact :-)

I ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) as a junior in high school.

Favorite Book

"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coehlo

Favorite Performer


Favorite Hobby

Watching movies/television

Favorite Hobby

Binge watching reality television series!