NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is currently accepting applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2014-2015 academic year.
HSS is a program that seeks new first-generation or low-income freshmen or transfer students who enjoy serving in the community.
In addition to seeking first-year students, or fellows, HSS is also accepting applications for current NIU upper-level students to serve as peer mentors. As part of the program, a group of three fellows are grouped with one peer mentor and the entire team serves with one of the six campus partners.
The six campus partner sites for the 2014-2015 academic year are the Asian American Center, Center for Black Studies, Environmental Studies, Latino Resource Center, STEM Outreach and Student Involvement and Leadership Development.
Students accepted into the program will complete 300 hours of service over the course of one academic year, after which they receive a $1,132 tuition waiver as compensation for their time, dedication and hard work: HSS not only encourages students to become involved in the campus and local community, but it also helps students acclimate to NIU during their first year with the assistance of a peer mentor and campus partner.