Service Learning


Students in Service

Meet your 2010-2011 Students in Service Participants

Students in Service is a part-time Americorps program that offers scholarships to students for community service. NIU is a host school for this program for the 2010-2011 year. Upon completion of 300 hours of service, students will receive an academic award of $1175. View a flyer listing an overview of the program.

How can I apply?

Students interested in applying for Students in Service will need to fill out an application.  Also, all Students in Service applicants MUST attend an orientation session in order to be considered for the program.  All orientation sessions will take place in the Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning, located in Evans Field House 110.  The orienation dates are:

  • Tuesday, September 20 from 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 21 from 4:00pm-5:00pm

Students accepted into the Students in Service program MUST also be able to attend a meeting on October 28-29 (Details will be distributed to students admitted to the program).

What is eligible service?

  • Academic and co-curricular service-learning
  • Non-paid, academic internships with a service-focus
  • Practicum hours, such as nursing, counseling, firefighting, student teachers who qualify, etc.
  • Community service in the areas of education, public safety, environmental initiatives, community development, and human services
  • Federal or State-funded community service work study positions (the only eligible paid positions)
  • Most volunteer work, including tutoring, mentoring, stream restoration, volunteer recruitment, etc.
  • See a list of our community partners by clicking here.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, interested students can contact one of the following: