Social Impact Scholar Program


Social Impact Scholar gives UVU undergraduates of all majors an opportunity to use their skills and interests to make a meaningful, sustainable difference in their communities. As you learn more about principles and pathways of social impact through classes and your experiential impact hours, you'll leave UVU understanding more deeply how you might engage in being an active citizen in pursuit of lasting social impact.

Plus, you'll get:

  • Permanent distinction on your transcript
  • Valuable mentorship opportunities
  • Great resume experience
  • Recognition at our annual Social Impact Luncheon
  • Opportunities to create relationships with likeminded students

Check out the requirements and enrollment information here

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Program Benefits

Social Impact Scholar mark

Students who complete this distinction will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to mindful engagement in their communities
  • Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of social impact initiatives in a variety of fields
  • Gain practical, hands-on social impact experience
  • Design a plan for lifelong involvement in social impact initiatives based on their personal talents, interests, and skills

Other Benefits

  • Social Impact Scholar distinction on transcript
  • Recognition at annual Center for Social Impact luncheon
  • Networking & resume building experience
  • Honor cords at graduation

General Requirements


  • Take MGMT 494R: Social Impact Seminar (1 cred)


  • 250 hours of approved social impact work + reflections
  • 9 credits of service learning courses + reflections


  • Complete a proposal, 40 hour social impact project, and an analysis/reflection paper


How to Enroll

  1. Sign into your UVU account.
  2. Head over to our Connect page.
  3. Fill out the Social Impact Scholar Application, found in the "forms" section, just below the main information on the first page.
  4. Follow the instructions listed at the end of the form!

Additional Information

          Marissa Getts

Learning Coordinator

Center for Social Impact