Service Scholar Program



Set yourself apart by doing service, and receive the Service Scholar Distinction on your transcript, plus honor cords at graduation! Being a Service Scholar showcases your hands-on experiences to potential employers, graduate programs, or other post-graduate pursuits.

The Service Scholar program allows students a structured emphasis on service and civic engagement throughout their university experience. Students who participate in the Service Scholar program are able to combine their academic interests with civically engaged service. Students have the opportunity to work with a variety of organizations within their community and provide service for community identified needs. 

General Program Requirements

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



Service Opportunity Information in your community. Sign up for our weekly volunteer opportunity email list!

Program Benefits

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

To Apply:

  1. Sign up to create an account.
    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 Service Scholar Program Application.
  3. Follow the instructions listed in the follow-up email. **If you do not receive a follow-up email, please email Tiffany Harris at
  4. Congratulations! Welcome to the Service Scholar Program! You are on your way to earning the Service Scholar Distinction!

For more information contact:

Tiffany Harris
Program Coordinator
Volunteer and Service-Learning Center