What does a Service Scholar do?
Service Scholars are selected annually based on an application process. Once chosen, each scholar will receive a scholarship award. They must work six hours per week throughout the academic year and maintain a 2.5 grade point average and an evaluation will be done at the end of the student's term of service for the awarding of the scholarship for the following year. The student scholar works under the supervision of Lycoming's Community Service Director, Jeff LeCrone.
What are the responsibilities of a Service Scholar?
The service scholar must maintain a record of good citizenship and adequately fulfill the responsibilities of the Service Scholar position. He/she must participate in leadership development opportunities such as the freshman Leadership Education Advancement Project (L.E.A.P.), student leadership retreat, Pennsylvania Campus Compact workshops, conferences, and college paraprofessional groups. The service scholar must also participate in the Lycoming community service class. And he/she should assist with the coordination and administration of the Community Service Center and provide oversight for the development of community, volunteer, and service learning opportunities for Lycoming students.
Former Service Scholar
“Being a service scholar has allowed me to develop a program that meets two causes. One, giving Lyco students the chance to teach the youth of Williamsport every Sunday morning at local churches, and second, giving the youth a chance to spend time with outstanding Lycoming College role models.
Class of 2015
Major: Criminal Justice
Involvement at Lyco: Class of 2015 President, Campus Activities Board Fundraiser Chair, Relay for Life Advocacy/Mission Chair, Office of Admissions Student Phoner
Class of 2015
Involvement at Lyco: Better Together, Best Buddies, Dance Club, Relay for Life, Interfaith Council Board
“In the words of Saint Francis of Assisi: "It is in giving that we receive." ”
Class of 2014
Involvement at Lyco: Study Buddies, Hand in Hand, and Colleges Against Cancer
Community service is important to me for many reasons. First and foremost, I take pride in knowing that I am helping to positively affect someone’s life. Also, volunteering in the community helps me gain an understanding and a deeper sense of human compassion. Community service is not only beneficial to those we serve, but it also is important so people can see a different side of themselves.
Class of 2013
Involvement at Lyco: Circle K, Campus Girl Scouts, History Club, SMART
“Community service gives the me the chance to have new experiences, learn new things and make new friends; while giving me the satisfiaction of helping others.”
Class of 2013
Major: Digital Communications
Involvement at Lyco: Study Buddies, Habitat for Humanity
“I started volunteering at a young age and as the years go on I see myself maturing so much because I am bettering myself by helping others. I think everyone should take a little time out to do community service. The fact that you are improving so many lives makes you feel proud of who you are. You can make a huge difference by just helping out a little.”