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Service Learning Scholars Program 

The Millikin University Service Learning Scholars Program provides an opportunity for students to become leaders in campus and community service, and to assist in coordinated efforts to involve other students in such activities. Two $2,000 Service Learning Scholarships are awarded annually to incoming freshmen. This scholarship is over and above the Millikin Financial Aid Award and is renewable annually for four years.

The Director of the Career Center serves as the advisor to Service Learning Scholars. Contact Pam Folger to learn more about this program – pmfolger@millikin.edu.

Service Learning Scholars Responsibilities and Expectations

  1. Participate in at least five hours of service-learning activities per week. This may include direct service or indirect service.
  2. Participate in regular Service Learning Scholar team meetings.
  3. Serve as a resource for Freshman Seminar students involved in service learning experiences, and as a liaison between community partners and the Career Center
  4. Actively engage in promoting community and civic engagement opportunities and events to the campus community
  5. Promote individual service sites/projects to the campus community
  6. As a group, promote and participate in at least two service or civic engagement events per semester
  7. Participate in any voter registration drives or other activities/events related to local/state/federal elections
  8. Complete IN230 or IN330 each semester to earn off-campus learning credit
  9. Attend Leadership Development programs sponsored by the Office of Student Programs
  10. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  11. Submit documented service activities on a monthly basis

Leadership Role
Millikin University Service Learning Scholars involve themselves and others in community service. Working through the Career Center, they provide structure and support for co-curricular service learning and volunteer service at Millikin. Service Learning Scholars become campus and community leaders.

Selection Criteria

  • Admission to Millikin University as a full-time student
  • Demonstration of active participation and leadership in previous service activities
  • Exemplary academic achievement that includes one or more of the following:
    cumulative GPA of at least 2.75/4.0, top 20% of high school class, composite ACT of at least 20
  • Participation in an interview with current Service Learning Scholars

The selection committee consists of current Service Learning Scholars, the Director of the Careeer Center, and at least one faculty member. Finalists will be invited to campus for an interview. Scholarship recipients will be determined through the interview process.

Application Information
In order to be considered for a Service Learning Scholarship, the application packet (print or online) must be received by January 31, 2014. Application packet includes: completed Service Learning Scholarship Application, essay, and resume. Finalists will be notified with an invitation for an interview on-campus during the month of February.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL