Community Engaged Scholars
Benefits of the Community Engaged Scholars Program
Community Engaged Scholars (previously known as Service-Learning Scholars) is an elite group of USU students dedicated to making a difference in their community and the world. Students accepted into this program will have the opportunity to engage in service related to their field of study and personal interests in addition to completing Service-Learning (SL) courses for general education credit, and Foundation courses that introduce them to civic responsibility and action. Upon graduation, scholars attend an awards banquet where they receive a plaque and graduation stole. Scholars are acknowledged in the commencement program, and the distinction is recorded on their official transcript so employers and graduate programs can see evidence of a student’s determination to go the extra mile.
Between 2011 – 2017, 79 students graduated with the Service-Learning Scholars distinction. In 2017, the program expanded to put greater emphasis on civic engagement and build upon USU’s dedication to creating Citizen Scholars, and a Civic Foundations course was added to program requirements to better prepare all Scholars for a lifetime of engagement in their communities.
Scholars applications are accepted during Fall Semester, and must be submitted prior to Oct. 1st.
Students completing all the requirements of the program are recognized by:
~ Graduation Awards Banquet
~ Community Engaged Scholar Graduation Stole
~ Acknowledgement in the University Commencement Program
~ Community Engaged Scholar printed on Transcript