In order to be considered for the Service Scholars Program and $2,000 annual Service Scholarship, students must do the following:
- Demonstrate an exceptional commitment to service as an incoming freshman.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or an 83 on a 100-point scale.
- Apply to Stevenson by the January 15 Specialty Scholarship deadline and be admitted to the University. Stevenson’s application for admission will be available on August 1.
- Complete the Application for Service and Leadership Scholars Programs by the deadline of January 15.
- Complete a campus tour by February 4.
- Complete a Specialty Scholarship Interview by the priority deadline of February 1. Stevenson University Service Scholars applications will also be considered for the Founders’ Scholarship when interviewing. There is no separate application for the Founders’ Scholarship. Students selected for the Stevenson University Service Scholars will also receive the $2,000 Founders’ Scholarship in addition to the $2,000 Service Scholarship for a total of $4,000 in scholarship funding on top of any previously awarded SU Merit-Based Scholarship. Students not selected for the Stevenson University Service Scholars may be awarded a Founders’ Scholarship of $2,000 on its own.
Students who meet all of the above application requirements will be notified whether or not they have been selected for Stevenson University Service Scholars on a rolling basis once the application is submitted and interview is completed.
*If there are no more Specialty Scholarship Interview slots available, please email email@example.com.
Benefits of the program include:
- $2,000 annual Service Scholarship for four consecutive years of full-time study at the University. Recipients also receive the $2,000 annual Founders’ Scholarship, which is also renewable for four years, for a total additional annual award of $4,000 on top of any SU Merit-Based Scholarship.
- A supportive community of peers and mentors, as well as personal consultations with the Faculty Director.
- Gain experience for internships, interviews, and post-graduation professional opportunities.
- Tangible leadership and service experience on- and off-campus.
- A connection to the Owings Mills and greater Baltimore community.
- Expansion of professional networks.
- Eligibility for the President of the United States’ Volunteer Service Award.
In order to remain a Service Scholar once accepted to the program, students must:
- Enroll as a full-time student
- Maintain the minimum required GPA (2.5 at the end of year one, 2.6 at the end of year two, 2.7 at the end of year three, and 2.8 at the end of year four)
- Complete a minimum of 100 hours of service per academic year (50 hours per semester), documented online and submitted each semester by the required deadline
- Enroll in a total of 3 service-learning courses, including the introductory course – Service-Learning 101: Foundations of Service-Learning
Service Scholars typically receive a merit-based scholarship. In addition, Service Scholars are awarded a Service Scholarship and the Founders’ Scholarship, which recognizes a student’s potential to be an active, engaged member of the Stevenson Community. All scholarships are renewable for four years. For more information, please see the merit-based scholarship page.
Holly Schiller, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Marketing and Lead Faculty, Fashion Merchandising
Sam Walton Enactus Fellow
Faculty Director, Service Scholars Program
Holly Lentz-Schiller received her Ph.D. in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2008 and joined the faculty at Stevenson University in 2014. As Director of the Service Scholars Program, Associate Professor of Marketing, and Lead Faculty in Fashion Merchandising, she teaches courses in consumer behavior, social entrepreneurship, service learning, retailing, and sourcing and logistics. Her research focuses on the social psychology of dress and consumer behavior, as well as sustainability and teaching in higher education.
Dr. Schiller is the advisor to Enactus where the on-campus Success Studio provides free professional clothing to all students and is launching the Stevenson Entrepreneurship Table (S.E.T.), an initiative to feature SU student entrepreneurs through on-campus locations and social media outlets. In 2020, a sustainable business plan student project from Dr. Schiller’s Sourcing and Logistics course won first place in the Educator’s for Socially Responsible Apparel Practices poster competition at the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Meeting. She also mentored senior students in her capstone class to present projects at the Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting and prepare two manuscripts for publication in academic journals.
She is also the advisor to Kappa Omicron Nu and Sigma Beta Delta honor societies. Dr. Schiller integrates mindfulness and meditation as well as her commitment to sustainability and service with students and colleagues in her work with service projects and on-campus workshops.
Computer Information Systems Major
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Minor
Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Career Goals: Entrepreneur – I want to combine my love for technology while bringing a positive change to our communities.
Campus Involvement: Service Scholars Leadership Board, Student Ambassador, Men’s Club Soccer, Honors Program, Student Assistant at OIT, Vice President at MSA
Business Communications Major
Hometown: Fredrick, Maryland
Career Goals: Purse a job in the sports marketing industry.
Campus Involvement: Service Scholar Leadership Board, Communications Honor Society
Hometown: Owings Mills, Maryland
Career Goals: Cytogenetic Technologist
Campus Involvement: Service Scholars Leadership Board, Honors Program, Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society
Katrina (Kat) Manabat
Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
Career Goals: Oncology Nurse
Campus Involvement: Service Scholar Leadership Board, Honors Program, Honors Program Advisory Board, Center of Diversity and Inclusion Student Advisory Board, National Society of Leadership and Success, and National Student Nurses’ Association
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Minor
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career Goals: Orthodontist
Campus Involvement: Service Scholar Leadership Board, Resident Assistant, Tutor at the Academic Link, Greenspring Review Editor, Sophomore Class Council Rep, Food Pantry Volunteer, Public Relations/Treasurer for the American Chemical Society, Honors Advisory Board Member
Hometown: Burlington, New Jersey
Career Goals: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Campus Involvement: Service Scholar Leadership Board, Honors Scholar, Stevenson Softball, Chi Alpha Sigma Member Psychology Club Senator, Academic Link Subject and Study Strategies Tutor, Game Day Assistant