Overview: You will be immersed in Springfield, interacting with a broad cross section of the members of the community including business, government and community leaders, nonprofit agencies, and individual residents. As a Wittenberg student, you are able to lend unique expertise, creativity and energy to community projects. This award will provide you with the chance to apply the knowledge you have gained through the skills and abilities you will have strengthened during your time spent at Wittenberg to the greater community.
Mission: The Community Engagement Scholar program supports the Wittenberg mission by engaging student scholars in service to the community, developing in them a deeper sense of social awareness, increasing their understanding of service and leadership that advances the common good, helping them to discern their calling and become lifelong engaged citizens.
Critera: Criteria: Scholarships will be awarded to students who have maintained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, Special Interest Award in Community Engagement demonstrate a sustained commitment to community service, take initiative and leadership roles in conjunction with their service and display an interest in key civic and urban issues through direct involvement in their community.
Amount: $2,500 per year or $10,000 over four years.
Guidelines: Students must submit the Community Engagement Scholar Award application by January 15, write a personal essay exhibiting the criteria stipulated, and include two letters of recommendation from someone familiar the applicant’s community involvement and leadership. Upon acceptance to Wittenberg University, finalists will be selected for an interview.
Expectations: Community Engagement Scholars must complete 20 hours/semester of service to the greater Springfield community, participate in educational and enrichment activities, serve as advocates for community engagement on campus, design and implement a community engagement project and reflect on the connection between their experience and the liberal arts education. If all service expectations are met, the award is renewable annually based on maintaining a 2.75 cumulative GPA and good academic and social standing.
To complete the application to be considered for Community Engagement please follow the steps listed below.
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