Program Requirements

St. John Fisher University's Service Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial and academic assistance to incoming Fisher first-year students 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 University, 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 University
  • Complete the full series of Community Engagement Workshops in the fall and spring semesters of their first year
  • Complete a 1/2-credit community engaged learning seminar in the spring semester of their first year (SERV 130C)
  • Pass one community engaged learning course (3-4 credits) taken at any time as a sophomore, junior or senior. Courses that fulfill this requirement can be found during registration each semester by searching for the community engaged learning (CEL) attribute in the course listing. Student must fulfill the CEL component of said course.
  • Complete a 1/2 credit community engaged learning retreat in the fall semester of their 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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