For students with a demonstrated commitment to service in their communities. They are creative individuals with a strong understanding of principles of community engagement and a desire to learn from their experiences. Recipients are comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and open to ideas that may differ from their own. At Meredith, recipients participate in a specialized learning community. Scholars reflect critically about the causes of various societal issues and engage in conversations about solutions with their peers, campus leaders, and partner organizations. Scholars will lead service opportunities on and off campus
The Service Scholarship recipients will be selected based upon a demonstrated deep commitment to service in their communities. These students will be creative individuals that have a strong understanding of principles of community engagement and a desire to learn from their experiences. They will be comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and open to ideas that may differ from their own. Throughout their time at Meredith, recipients will participate in a specialized learning community: they will take courses in a variety of disciplines, reflect critically about the root causes of various societal issues, and will engage in creating solutions with their partner organizations toward the goal of social justice for the communities with which they serve.
Upon graduation, Service Scholarship students will be strong candidates for careers in a number of disciplines and/or graduate school because of the skills gained throughout the program and their first-hand work experience with a variety of community organizations. They will be well-prepared because their critical thinking skills will be polished through regular reflection and leadership opportunities within the cohort and with their community partners.
In addition to an enriched learning experience, a Service Scholarship recipient receives a $500 scholarship per year, renewable for up to eight semesters.
Requirements for the Service Scholarship:
Applicants for Service Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
Finalists will be invited to interview with Student Leadership and Service staff at Scholars Day on Saturday, February 20, 2021.