Program Requirements

St. John Fisher College's Service Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial and academic assistance to incoming Fisher freshmen who exhibit a high degree of motivation and academic potential and have a demonstrated record of civic leadership. To encourage and honor the long history of community engagement at the College, the scholarship award reduces tuition and room and board fees for four years in exchange for community service that is coordinated through the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement.

In order to maintain good standing and receive all benefits of the scholarship program, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Engage in full time study as a matriculated student
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of degree requirements
  • Fulfill a commitment to community service hours as indicated in the service scholars' handbook
  • Participate in a two-course learning community titled The Civic Self: Creating Identity through Community during the fall semester of their first year at St. John Fisher College
  • Participate in the Community Engagement Workshops in the fall semester of the freshman year
  • Complete a 1/2-credit service learning seminar in the spring semester of the freshman year (SERV 130C)
  • Pass one community engaged learning course (3-4 credits) taken at any time after the freshman year. Courses that fulfill this requirement can be found during registration each semester by searching for the service learning (CEL) attribute in the course listing
  • Complete a 1/2 credit service learning retreat in the fall semester of the senior year (SERV 334)

Questions about the Fisher Service Scholars Program can be addressed to the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, by phone, 585-385-8050.



Service Scholars Program

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