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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.

Have a Question?

For questions about the applying to Service Scholars, please contact your admissions counselor.

For questions about expectations and benefits within the program, please contact:

Kim Pause Tucker
Professor of Biological Science
Director of the Center for Environmental Stewardship
Faculty Director, Service Scholars Progra
kptucker@stevenson

Complete a Scholarship Application

Schedule a Specialty Scholars Interview

Application Requirements

Application Requirements

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 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 extended deadline of February 1, 2021.
  • Complete a Specialty Scholarship Interview by the extended deadline of March 15.  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.

Complete a Scholarship Application

Schedule a Specialty Scholars Interview*

*If there are no more Specialty Scholarship Interview slots available, please fill out the Financial Aid Appeal form

Benefits

Benefits

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.
  • Housing placement in Service Scholars living-learning community
  • 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
Expectations

Expectations

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).
  • Attend an annual retreat and two reflection sessions per semester
  • 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
Scholarships

Scholarships

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.

Director

Director

 

Kim Pause Tucker
Professor of Biological Science
Director of the Center for Environmental Stewardship
Faculty Director, Service Scholars Progra
kptucker@stevenson

Professor Kim Pause Tucker, Ph.D. has been with the faculty of Stevenson University since 2012 and teaches classes in the Biology and Environmental Science programs including Diversity of Life, Conservation Biology, and Evolution.  She has an active undergraduate research program and has involved many SU students in her work.  Her research focuses on molecular ecology with recent funding for tickborne pathogen monitoring in Maryland. 

She is the Founding Director of the SU Center for Environmental Stewardship and since 2013 has grown that office to employ multiple student employees, coordinate hundreds of volunteer hours for environmental projects, and lead sustainability educational campaigns on campus.  She also currently serves as Faculty Advisor of the SU Chapter of the Food Recovery Network, which recovers fresh food from the cafeterias and donates to local hunger-fighting partners. As a faculty member, Dr. Tucker has been involved with the Service Scholars Program since its inception. She became Interim Director of the SU Service Scholars Program in March 2020 and continued in this capacity officially as of July 2020.

Outside of SU, Dr. Tucker has multiple peer-reviewed scientific research manuscripts, peer-reviewed publications on teaching and service-learning, and general audience publications. She has been recognized by the National Society for Experiential Education in 2016 as their Rising Leader in Experiential Education and by the Chesapeake Bay Trust in 2019 as their Environmental Educator of the Year. She serves on the Board of Trustees at Irvine Nature Center.

Student Leaders

Student Leaders

Grace Gurganious

Grace Gurganious

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

 

 


Amanda CurranAmanda Curran

Major: Nursing

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

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