The Fisher Service Scholars Program is an exciting learning opportunity designed to allow students to continue their involvement in community service while earning a college degree. This program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who demonstrate an ongoing interest in serving the needs of others through a commitment to community service.
Each year, up to 36 students are offered the Service Scholarship. Recipients receive yearly awards of one-third the cost of attendance ($10,500 for resident students in 2007-2008).
About the Service Scholarship Program
In December 2002, the Service Scholars Program received the President’s Community Volunteer Award—the highest national honor for volunteering. The College was honored, along with 19 other winners from across the country, at a White House ceremony. Fisher, chosen from among 3,500 nominations, was the only college or university to be honored and the only organization in New York State. In addition, the program has twice been recognized by the John Templeton Foundation as an exemplary program in its Volunteer Service Programs category—one of sixty programs so designated in the nation.
The Service Scholars Program embodies the spirit of community and caring that is the hallmark of the Fisher experience. Scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors who exhibit a commitment to community service through activities in their schools, places of worship, community agencies, and in support of their families.
In order to retain their awards while engaged in full-time study as matriculated students, Service Scholars are required to:
Participate in a two-course learning community entitled “Leadership Through Self-Development” during the fall semester of their first year at St. John Fisher College.
Attend a service learning seminar course during each of their remaining semesters at the College.
Make a commitment to community service hours as follows: 130 hours the first year and 200 hours each remaining year.
Note: Community service hours are coordinated through the Community Service Office. Students can also arrange to have a portion of the community service hours they perform during semester breaks count toward their total semester hours requirement.
Maintain satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their degree requirements.
Upon completion, students will be awarded a Certificate in Service Leadership.
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Awarded to high school seniors who exhibit a commitment to community service.
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