Service Scholars is a comprehensive initiative that offers participants the opportunity to extend their civic engagement in the community, reflect upon possibilities for personal and social change, as well as develop the necessary skills to succeed in the classroom and, eventually, in the workforce. Service Scholars earn a $2,000 scholarship renewable for four years.The inaugural class of Service Scholars enrolled in fall 2016.
In order to be considered for the Service Scholars Program and $2,000 annual Service Scholarship, students must do the following:
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.
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Benefits of the program include:
In order to remain a Service Scholar once accepted to the program, students must:
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.
Major: Marketing with minor in English
Hometown: Glen Burnie, MD
Campus Involvement: Service Scholars, Marketing Connections, SU Food Pantry, National Society of Leadership and Success
Career Goal: Do the Disney College Program
Hometown: Calvert County, MD
Campus Involvement: Honors Program Student Advisory Board Member, National Society for Leadership and Success Treasurer, Peer Tutor in the Academic Link, National Student Nurses Association
Career Goal: Labor and Delivery Nurse