Social Impact Scholar Program


Get more out of your higher ed experience and set yourself apart through the Social Impact Scholar program. Upon successful completion you will receive:

  • The Social Impact Scholar Distinction on your transcript
  • Honor cords at graduation
  • Recognition at a special luncheon.

The Social Impact Scholar program allows students a structured emphasis on service throughout their university experience, and a path to combine their academic interests with civic engagement. Being a Social Impact Scholar showcases your hands-on experiences to potential employers, graduate programs, and other post-graduate pursuits.

Students have the opportunity to work with a variety of organizations within their community and provide service for community identified needs.

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Program Benefits

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  • Networking and Resume Building Experience
  • Honors cords for Graduation Ceremony
  • Permanent Social Impact Scholar Distinction on Academic Transcripts (looks great to future employers and grad schools!)
  • Awarded with Certificate of Completion
  • Recognition at the Center for Social Impact annual award banquet

General Requirements

  • Have at least two full academic semesters left until graduation
  • Enroll in and complete 9 Service- Learning course credits
  • Complete 250 impact hours in the community
  • Complete a minimum of 7 reflection pieces
  • Lead a major social impact project or Alternative Break experience
  • Meet each semester with the Social Impact Scholar staff advisor 
  • Complete Final Portfolio & Interview

How to Apply

  1. If you don't have an OrgSync account, create an account here.
    • Community: Utah Valley University
    • Fill out personal information and press finish
    • At the top of the page, scroll over "Organizations" and click on "Add an Organization"
    • Search "Service Scholar Program, select and add the organization
  2. Access and fill out the Social Impact Scholar Application.
  3. Follow the instructions listed in the follow-up email.
    **If you do not receive a follow-up email, please email the Center for Social Impact at

Additional Information

          Marissa Getts

Student Programs Coordinator

Center for Social Impact