The Dumke Center’s Service Learning Scholars program recognizes our exemplary students balancing a demonstrable dedication to service alongside their academic schedule. The program recognizes students who exhibit a strong commitment to service, particularly those who have taken leadership positions in areas of civic engagement. Service learning scholars will all receive a certificate and special cords upon graduation.
In previous years, eligibility in the Service Learning Scholars program has been based on an hourly commitment to service. In order to recognize a broader group of involved students, the Dumke Center will offer a new application system for Service Learning Scholars, beginning with the 2017 graduating class. Students should now apply for the award during their final semester at Westminster. The evaluation has moved towards a holistic rubric so students who have been accepted will no longer be required to track or submit hours on a regular basis.
Are there any other requirements?
After completing the application and being selected for the award, you will be expected to:
* Attend the Dumke Center’s annual Reflection Reception, where you can discuss your service experience with your peers while enjoying free food and doing arts and crafts.
* Complete a WOW Project – a creative expression of your service experience (e.g. an art project, a song, or whatever other creative/reflexive piece you can think of). Note – a paper will not qualify as a WOW project, there must be an element of creative reflection involved.