"The Miller Center has been a second family to me, providing the experience, support, and community that has allowed me to grow as a leader and explore my vocation."
-Trey Signorelli, Miller Center Service Scholar, class of 2015
Miller Center Service Scholars are individuals who, having worked effectively and enthusiastically with volunteer service projects during their high school years, are committed to volunteering regularly while in college and resolved to make leadership through volunteer service a part of their future.
During each semester, Miller Center Service Scholars participate in a program with two components: service-to the-community and vocational reflection. For the service component, each scholar volunteers for a specified number of hours at local non-profit agencies chosen by the student in consultation with their Miller Center advisor. The vocational reflection component consists of activities designed to help scholars use their service experience to gain self-understanding, especially regarding the talents, personal goals, philosophical commitments, and social values they wish to weave into their academic and future career choices. The number of required service hours and types of reflection activities vary according to the student’s academic classification. All scholars, however, meet individually on a monthly basis with their Miller Center advisor and participate in the Fall Service Scholar’s Retreat and Spring Focus Day.
Students completing the 4-year Service Scholarship program may choose to receive Odyssey credit either in the SW (Service to the World) or the PL (Professional and Leadership Development) category. Credit is received upon submission of an Odyssey Completion Form to the Odyssey Office spring of the Scholar’s Senior Year.
Information regarding application to the Miller Center Scholarship program is available through Admissions.
To see what Service Scholars are all about, check out the Facebook page.
Service Scholars on the Fall 2015 retreat to Heifer Ranch.