Service Scholars Program Requirements

Sophomore Service Scholars at Relay for Life 2008

Community Service Yearly Hours

Freshman: 130 hours

Sophomores-Seniors: 200 hours

Program Features

The Service Scholars Program provides 24 students each year with scholarship awards equal to one-half of the total yearly cost of Fisher's tuition, fees, and room and board for four years. Service Scholars will be expected to continue their involvement in community service work while completing the curricular component of the program. Students enrolled in the Service Scholars Program will earn a Certificate of Service Leadership upon graduation from St. John Fisher College.

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; Note: Community service hours in Rochester are coordinated through the Community Service Office. Students can also perform 40 percent of their community service hours in their hometown or in outside one-time community service events.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their degree requirements.

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