Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarships

Community Service Leaders

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Applications for 2015-2016 open November 1

Application Deadline

February 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Duration of Scholarship 

Awarded per semester; Renewable for the academic year 

Award Amount

$2,000 per semester; $4,000 per academic year 

Time Commitment

10 hours per week


Jennifer Halford: or 317-278-2504

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Undergraduate students eligible
  • Completion of credit hours at IUPUI required for application: 56 credit hours 
  • Minimum number of credit hours per semester to remain eligible: 9 credit hours per semester
  • Successful completion of a sexual offender background check required
  • Previous participation in the Community Service Scholars program (CSS)
Program Description

Community Service Leaders (CSLs) are responsible for the planning of campuswide community service and civic engagement events and the mentoring of other Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholars. The program is designed to identify leaders that are best suited for leading specific events and programs based upon their knowledge, skills, expertise, and interests. For more information about each CSL position, click here.

How to Apply

To apply for the Community Service Leaders Scholarship, the Sam H. Jones Community Service Common Application needs to be completed online.

It will include the following requirements:

  • Personal background information
  • Personal essays/responses
  • Resume
  • One recommendation

A PDF version of the application is provided below to review essay questions before completing the application:

         Common Application

Scholarship Requirements and Expectations
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Enroll at IUPUI during the current academic year for at least 9 credit hours each semester
  • Attend the mandatory Community Service Leader Orientation in August
  • Represent IUPUI in a positive manner while completing 10 office hours per week
  • Complete the tasks required for the specific CSL position you are assigned (For a full list of CSL job descriptions, please click here)
  • Attend mandatory scholar trainings/meetings on Fridays once a month
  • Serve as a mentor to a FSS as assigned
  • Act as a site leader at various campus-wide service events, including iServe, United Way Day of Caring, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and César Chávez Day of Service
  • Attend an overnight Service Scholar Retreat in September
  • Meet consistently with your staff advisor and act as support staff for community service and civic engagement events and programs