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Jan and Bud Richter Center

Partner Programs

Community Service Scholarship Program

Since 1990, with support from the Radin Foundation, Fresno State has offered the Community Service Scholarship Program (CSSP) to students.  This program is available to students who volunteer 75 to 150 hours with participating non-profit agencies, schools or government organizations in the four county service area (Fresno, Kings, Madera, or Tulare) served by Fresno State, earn 1 or 3 units of credit and a $875 or $1,750 scholarship upon completion of hours. For more information, contact the Career Development Center at 559.278.2381 or visit the Career Development Center's website and click on the Community Service Scholarship link. 

The Humanics Program at Fresno State

The Humanics Program at Fresno State is a certificate program offering Fresno State students specialized training in nonprofit management and leadership. The Humanics program works with hundreds of community benefit organizations or CBOs in the region to prepare students and community members to strengthen and lead such agencies. The interdisciplinary certificate in nonprofit management and leadership requires 19-23 units, including 300 hours of field experience with a nonprofit organization.  Visit Fresno State’s Humanics certificate program website for more information.

Scholars in Service Program

The Scholars in Service Program, previously known as the Scholars Service Grant Program or SSG, launched in the fall of 2012.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enhance their academic study with civic engagement opportunities in the community.  Participating students will complete 90 hours of service, per semester, with an approved service site and earn up to a $1,200 grant from financial aid in return.  This program is administered by the Richter Center.  Visit the program webpages for details on eligibility, requirements, and the application process.