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.
For questions about the applying to Service Scholars, please contact your admissions counselor.
For questions about expectations and benefits within the program, please contact:
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.
*If there are no more Specialty Scholarship Interview slots available, please fill out the Financial Aid Appeal form.
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.
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.
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