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Huskie Service Scholars

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Now accepting 2015-2016 applications! We encourage students to use the application worksheet in the right hand column as a way to prepare for the application process.

About HSS

HSS is a program that strives to develop a peer network and provide support that enables students to engage in service work on campus and in the community. Three Fellows are placed into teams with on Peer Mentor. Teams then work with a site supervisor to provide regular service to their campus partner. In addition, students will attend campus-wide service events and collaborate to plan off-campus service projects. Monthly cohort meetings will provide collaboration, training and reflection opportunities for students. At minimum, students will dedicate 300 hours to service work, mentoring, reflection and training opportunities. Upon completion of 300 hours of service, students will receive a tuition waiver of $1,132.

Fellows 

To be a Huskie Service Scholar Fellow, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a first semester freshmen or first semester transfer student
  • Be a first generation college student OR be eligible for the federal Pell Grant
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Earn a passing grade in a minimum of 12 semester hours each semester of the program
  • Be able to commit 10 hours per week each semester of the program

Peer Mentors

To be a Huskie Service Scholar Peer Mentor, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Be able to serve as a positive role model for first-year students
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with first-year students
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Earn a passing grade in a minimum of 12 semester hours each semester of the program
  • Be able to commit 10 hours per week each semester of the program 

Meet the 2014-2015 HSS Cohort

Interested? Want to learn more about HSS Program requirements? Please follow the links on the right!

Or contact Katie Birkey at kbirkey2@niu.edu or 815-753-8154.

           

HSS Community Garden

To learn more about HSS' Community Garden project, click here.

For more information on HSS and the Communiversity Garden contact Amy Stratton at astratton1@niu.edu or 815-753-8154.