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Community Service Scholars

Program Overview

Students with a strong desire to impact the local community through service and action, should consider the Community Service Scholars Program. It can provide students with an opportunity to make a difference while receiving scholarship support to finance their education.

During the program, scholars will:

  • Participate in University-sponsored service days
  • Create and promote service opportunities and education to peers
  • Engage in dedicated service with a single agency, issue area or organization
  • Study philanthropy, social justice, leadership and community engagement
  • Create a capstone project or presentation during their senior or P1 year

Before You Apply

Before you apply for the scholars program, you must submit:

  1. A completed Application for Admission to the University.
  2. A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Apply to Be a Scholar

To apply for the program once you have completed the above steps:

  1. Complete the Community Service Scholars Application 
    • *Note: You will need your admission application log in credentials to access the scholars application.
  2. Attach an Application Essay (500-700 words)
    You have been charged with designing a service-oriented activity or event that will be executed by you and your peers and is intended to raise awareness for a health issue. Describe your plan for the event and address some of the following: the health issue you would address, why you chose it, who is the event’s target audience, your planning process, etc.
  3. Submit a Letter of Recommendation written by someone outside of your family who is familiar with your past volunteerism, dedication to your community or potential as an agent of change within your community.


  • February 1: Deadline for all application materials
  • February 19: Finalist notifications
  • March 5: Interview Day

Have Questions?

For questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 314.446.8167 or financialaid@uhsp.edu.

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