Service Scholars Program
About the Service Scholars Program
The Service Scholars Program embodies the spirit of community and caring that is the hallmark of the Fisher experience.
Each year, 24 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who exhibit outstanding community service through activities in their schools, places of worship, and community agencies.
The Service Scholarship program offers students an opportunity for service in the context of service learning. We partner with individuals with a clear need and in communities where resources to provide services are scarce. The program encourages person-to-person interaction with the goal of emphasizing with and getting to know the poor and needy, appreciating who they are and what they need and do, and serving their needs within our ability. Service learning is supported in the classroom through ongoing, connected, challenging and contextual reflection.
At the end of the program our aim is that students will have a developed a pattern of service and giving not only of time but of self.
A Day in the Life of A Service Scholar
Want to find out more about the Service Scholars Program? Get an inside look through A Day in the Life of a Service Scholar: An Informal View, a media project by Jessica Martin, Service Scholar Class of 2017.
Service Scholar Spotlight
Hometown: Webster, NY
Major/Minor: Media Management
Campus Involvement: Teddi 34 Programming Captain, PRIMA Public Relations Team Member, PRSSA Secretary, Student Ambassador, Student Conduct Committee Student Representative, Orientation Team/ Great Beginnings Student Ambassador, SWAV Member
Service Site: National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
Why do you volunteer? First of all, I enjoy engaging with others to provide aid and services to those in need. As a volunteer within special events for Teddi and the NKF, I am able to work alongside amazing people to create events that raise money and awareness for causes that provide aid and services to people who suffer with diseases and their families. Through volunteering, I am able to get to know many people throughout the community, broaden my understanding, and ultimately work with others to create a healthier and stronger community.
What does the scholarship mean to you? Since my first days at Fisher, I have been nothing but proud to call myself a service scholar. This program is more than a scholarship; it is a representation of not only the amazing and dedicated scholars, but also proof that caring and giving back are a priority on the St. John Fisher College campus and the greater Rochester community. As a service scholar, I am fortunate to have created a network of people who value the hard work and dedication that goes into providing help for those who need it. Being a service scholar is helping to provide resources and create opportunities to build a better, healthier, stronger, and happier community.