Service Scholars Program of Study
Leadership Through Self-Development
The most basic responsibility of leadership is self-development. In this class, different ways of obtaining self-knowledge (such as structured reflection, self-directed writing, and role playing) are used to promote discovery of values, strength of commitments, individual learning style, and feelings about change. Readings introduce learners to scholars whose ideas have shaped modern approaches to leadership, including those who write about stewardship, servant leadership, ways women lead, and visionary leadership. Participants practice the behavioral skills upon which leaders rely to build credibility, inspire trust, and exert non-coercive influence.
Freshman Service Learning Seminar
The seminar's purpose is to provide freshmen scholars with a forum to reflect thoughtfully on the mission of the program and on their experiences as service scholars. The seminar meets one time a month, and a class community service project is required.
Senior Service Learning Seminar
This seminar expands upon the techniques used in the freshman/sophomore Service Learning Seminar to enhance service learning. Particular emphasis is given to examining functional attitudes and required competencies for individuals who want to pursue careers in community service. Students are expected to provide service over a prescribed number of hours in conjunction with seminar attendance.
Service Project Independent Study
Seniors participated in a full day retreat reflecting on their four-year service experiences and leadership development in the program.
Submit a completed Service Scholarship Application and apply for admission to the College by January 15, 2014.
(Note: Please refer to the Application Instructions [pdf] document for important information before beginning the application process.)
- Have performed a minimum of 50 hours of community service per year to their community, school, or church
- Be high school seniors planning to attend Fisher in the following fall semester
Regular admission standards typically include a high school GPA of B/B+ and a total SAT Math and Critical Reading score of 1,000 or higher.
Students choosing to apply for HEOP are not eligible for the Service Scholarship.