Service Scholars Program
"Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as you ever can." ~ John Wesley
About the Service Scholarship Program
The Service Scholars Program is an exciting learning opportunity that allows students to continue their involvement in community service throughout college.
Each year, up to 24 Service Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who exhibit a commitment to community service through activities in their schools, places of worship, non-profit agencies, and in their communities. Recipients receive yearly awards of one-half the total cost of tuition and room and board.
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 spring semester freshmen year and during spring semester senior year (a retreat).
- Complete one service learning course during their program tenure.
- Make a commitment to community service hours as follows: 130 hours the first year and 200 hours each remaining year
Note: 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 requirement.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their degree requirements
Upon completion, students are awarded a Certificate in Service Leadership.
Learn more about the Service Scholars Program of Study.
Submit a completed Service Scholarship Application and apply for admission to the College by January 15, 2014.
(Note: Please refer to the Application Instructions [pdf] document for important information before beginning the application process.)
- Have performed a minimum of 50 hours of community service per year to their community, school, or church
- Be high school seniors planning to attend Fisher in the following fall semester
Regular admission standards typically include a high school GPA of B/B+ and a total SAT Math and Critical Reading score of 1,000 or higher.
Students choosing to apply for HEOP are not eligible for the Service Scholarship.