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Huskies Service Scholars Program reaches out

August 8, 2011

Huskies Service Scholars posterNIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is launching the Huskies Service Scholars Program.

The program is part of a 10-state initiative led by the Midwest Campus Compact to integrate civic engagement into the college experience and support the higher education goals of young adults through community service.

To do this, the Huskies Service Scholars Program reaches out to new first-generation or low-income freshmen or transfer students who are passionate about volunteer work. Students accepted into the program will complete 300 hours of civic engagement 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.

The program is also recruiting upper-level students to serve as mentors, so that the participants, known as Fellows, receive help and encouragement every step of the way.

The Huskies Service Scholar Program allows students to get connected with each other as well as their community while getting acclimated to NIU.

Huskies Service Scholars has six campus partners offering positions for mentors and fellows through their Mentoring Programs. Interested students should complete the online application and turn in the application to one of the program partners:

Students interested also should be aware of the upcoming orientation dates and times. Orientation for Huskies Service Scholars will all take place in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building Room 100 from 11 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Wednesday, Sept. 14.

For more information, contact Julia Spears at (815) 753-8152 or [email protected] or Stormie Surles at (815) 753-8155 or [email protected].