Program Components

Student Program Components

IMPORTANT: Please read all information carefully to ensure that you are aware of all of the changes that we have made.

  • Note: Scholarship funds are disbursed to student scholars once BOTH the scholar AND the mentor complete their respective program orientation requirements.
  • Questions can be directed to Morgan Studer at or you can call (317) 278-3474. Thank you!

The Service Learning Assistants are part of a scholarship program, which means that there are certain requirements and responsibilities associated with accepting the scholarship. The information and resources below are designed to aid student scholars in navigating the program with their mentors.

Student Scholar Orientation

Be sure to view the online presentation once per academic year. SLA Orientation is now exclusively online, and is required once per academic year, per SLA Scholar.


The 2017-2018 SLA Student Scholar Program Orientation will be available only via an SLA Scholar Canvas page.  If you have been identified as an SLA and do not have Canvas access, please contact Abe Roll at

Deadlines for Orientation will be delivered via email and on the Canvas page.

Professional Development

Professional development (PD) is an important part of the SLA scholar's program experience. Each SLA scholar is required to complete one professional development activity per semester of scholarship award. PD activities should be selected in consultation with your mentor and should provide relevant and meaningful opportunities to maximize the skills and knowledge you gain from your time as an SLA scholar. In addition to participating in such experiences, each SLA scholar is asked to reflect on their PD opportunity(ies) with their mentor.  SLA mentors, in concert with each scholar, will determine the method of reflection to be employed following the completion of the activity.

Student Scholar Final Reporting Requirements

Both faculty/staff mentors and student SLA scholars are expected to submit a reflective summary at the end of their award period.

SLA Student End of Award Report
Student Reporting Guidelines