The Pierce Scholar Program identifies, trains, and empowers five highly motivated student leaders each year in collaboration with the Pierce Family Foundation
The student leaders initiate and run programs, working to connect on-campus departments, offices, and groups to off-campus organizations serving children at risk.
Pierce Scholars are generally sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a 3.0 GPA, Financial Aid status, and a passion to serve.
Students in the program are appointed for an entire academic year, fall and spring semesters, and work for approximately 10 hours per week in collaboration with the Wolfington Center.
The ideal candidate for the Pierce Scholar Program:
Financial support for Pierce Scholars includes a $1,000 tuition credit ($500 each semester) and an $800 stipend ($400 each semester).
In addition, Pierce Scholars have program expense accounts ($200). The scholarship’s total value is $2,000 a year.
Faculty members can request a Pierce Scholar to work with a community-based course as liaisons to community partners.