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Jan and Bud Richter Center

Scholars In Service

This program provides eligible students with an opportunity to enhance their academic study with community service experiences related to their academic major and/or prospective career while earning an associated scholarship.

 

The Scholars in Service (SIS) Program is adminstered by the Jan & Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning. The SIS Program has been providing eligible students with an opportunity to enhance their academic study with community service experiences related to their academic major and/or prospective career since 2012. In order to be eligible, students must have a 3.5 GPA or above, have an unmet financial aid need of at least $2,400, and demonstrate the learning they gain from a community service experience through a credit-bearing course. If selected for the program, students must complete 75 hours of service per semester with an approved service site and will earn a $1,200 grant each semester. 

A limited number of positions are typically available before the start of the fall semester and sometimes before the start of the spring semester. Learn more about the application process and current position availability below.

In order to be eligible for the program, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Maintain a minimum average GPA of 3.5 and be enrolled in at least 12 units
  • Have an unmet financial aid need of at least $2,400

In addition to these qualifications, applicants must be able to complete the following program requirements:

  • Enroll, attend, and complete requirements of the SIS Community Service 101 course.  More information on the course will be provided when students are selected by a designated service site.
  • Meet service requirements and complete a minimum of 75 hours of service each semester with a designated service organization selected from the "Scholar In Service Position Descriptions" tab below.

There are a limited number of positions available every academic year.  If interested in becoming a Scholar In Service:

  1. Review the Scholar In Service Position Descriptions in the section below.
  2. Release Financial Aid information by first reviewing this example and then completing the Consent for Access to Financial Aid Information form.
  3. Complete and submit the application electronically through Adobe Sign using the link below. You may attach your resume to the application (optional). 

SIS Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. If you have any questions about your application or the application process, please contact Trisha Studt at tstudt@csufresno.edu.

 

A limited number of positions are typically available before the start of the fall semester and sometimes before the start of the spring semester. Below are the current open positions:

 

If you have questions about the program, please call the Richter Center at 559.278.7079.