Service Scholars Program
The Service Scholars Program embodies the spirit of community and caring that is the hallmark of the Fisher experience.
About the Service Scholars Program
Each year, 24 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who exhibit outstanding community service through activities in their schools, places of worship, and community agencies. The scholarship award is equal to one-half of the total yearly cost of Fisher's tuition, fees, and room and board for four years.
The Service Scholars Program is an opportunity to make a difference both in the Rochester community and with the Fisher Family, while making memories that will last a lifetime.
Service Scholars will be expected to continue their involvement in community service work while completing the curricular component of the program. Students enrolled in the Service Scholars Program will earn a Certificate of Service Leadership upon graduation from St. John Fisher College.
Students interested in becoming a Service Scholar must complete the Service Scholar Application.
In order to retain their awards while engaged in full-time study as matriculated students, Service Scholars are required to:
- Participate in a two-course learning community entitled "Leadership Through Self-Development" during the fall semester of their first year at St. John Fisher College.
- Complete a 1/2-credit service learning seminar in the spring semester of their freshman year (SERV 130C) and in the spring semester of their senior year (SERV 334).
- Pass one service learning course (3-4 credits) taken at any time after their freshman year. Courses that fulfill this requirement can be found during registration each semester by searching for the service learning (SLC) attribute.
- Fulfill a commitment to community service hours as indicated below.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their degree requirements.
Community Service Yearly Hours
- Freshman: 130 hours
- Sophomores-Seniors: 200 hours
Note: Community service hours in Rochester are coordinated through the Community Service Office. Students can perform 40 percent of their community service hours in their hometown or in outside one-time community service events. Students are responsible for 60 percent of their hours at their Rochester site.
Current Student Information
Use the documents below to track your hours, see how many hours you've logged, and more.
Service Scholars Documents and Forms
- Senior Current Hours [pdf]
- Junior Current Hours [pdf]
- Sophomore Current Hours [pdf]
- Freshman Current Hours [pdf]
- Rochester Other Hours Form [pdf]
- Service-Learning Agreement [pdf]
- Service Scholar Information Sheet [pdf]
- Release Form [pdf]
- Outside Service Activity Record [pdf]
- Hours and Transportation Log [pdf]
- Fall Evaluation Form [pdf]
- Spring Evaluation Form [pdf]
Class of 2017 Service, First Gen Scholars Do What They Do Best in 23,900 Hours
During their four years at St. John Fisher College, members of the Class of 2017 who were Service Scholars and First Generation Scholars logged more than 23,900 hours of community service at dozens of agencies and organizations in the Rochester area.Learn More