Become a Citizen Scholar

Go above and beyond in the Service-Learning program and you can graduate with the coveted "Citizen Scholar" distinction. The requirements and benefits are outlined below. It is recommended that students contact the CSLCE to obtain information and deadlines for the Citizen Scholar Program. All requirements must be completed and submitted to the CSLCE office one month prior to graduation.

Citizen Scholar Requirements

  • 300 community service hours
  • Ongoing reflective journal
  • Three (3) Service-Learning class components or 4th/5th credit hour options
  • Three (3) credit hours of Community Service academic classes, i.e., SOW 2054 Community Involvement or SOW 1051/1052/1053 Human Service Experience I, II, III
  • Integrative final essay prior to graduation - view a sample essay
  • 3.0 GPA

As a Citizen Scholar you will earn:

  • Cord of Distinction for graduation
  • Special Listing in graduation program    
  • Service Hours on Academic Transcript
  • Recognition at Annual Volunteer Recognition Event
  • Letter from the College President
  • Citizen Scholar’s Certificate
  • Enter the workforce with skills to achieve and succeed
  • Develop leadership skills working with program staff and professional sat your chosen service site
  • Personal growth
  • Working knowledge of the community, its needs and how you can make a difference
  • Becoming an active, lifelong learner

Student Testimonials

Cierra Willis

Cierra Willis

EFSC Grad/2016 Citizen Scholar

"Being a citizen scholar has greatly impacted me as a person. There have been plenty of volunteer opportunities that have helped me to stretch my imagination and engage in events around the community."

Watch: 2017 Citizen Scholar