Service Scholarships / Award Information

Student Volunteers - Incoming Freshmen

Exciting things are happening at McKendree in the area of volunteerism and we are looking for students with a demonstrated commitment to community service to join us. We are offering 3 scholarships that can be up to half-tuition to students who have record volunteering during their high school years. The scholarship is highly competitive. If you are interested, please mcCat Retreatsubmit a letter of application describing your volunteer activities, an essay reflecting on the value of community service and your personal contributions to the community, and two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your community service. A team of faculty and current community scholars will review the applications on Monday, February 10, 2014.

McKendree values experiential education and takes seriously its mission of helping students achieve personal growth, an awareness of social responsibility, and an appreciation of the diversity of culture within the human community. Students have an opportunity to enroll in courses in which service becomes an integral part of the learning experience. Many of our students, staff, and faculty are involved in a wide array of volunteer activities serving the local community. During the course of the school year, the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service hosts a variety of special projects such as Special Olympics, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and our New Student Orientation Intro the Streets project which are developed and coordinated by our students. Click Here for an Application.

McKendree CURRENT Freshmen and Sophomores

The Public Service Fellows Program is designed to recognized students who have made outstanding contributions to the community by their volunteerism. Fellows are expected to take an active role in fostering the spirit of volunteerism on the McKendree campus by contributing to the work of the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service. Fellows must: (1) serve as a leader in promoting volunteerism, (2) complete 30 hours of community service a semester, (3) participate in the special events hosted by the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service, (4) work one hour a week in the Center office, and (5) maintain a 2.5 GPA. Applications are Due Friday, March 21, 2014 in the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service Office. Click Here for a Fellows Application.

ACES Award

Active Collegians Engaged in Service

Award sponsor: The Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service

Purpose of Award: To recognize students who have made outstanding contributions to McKendree University, the community and society in general. These individuals have volunteered countless hours, coordinated special events, and promoted the general good of society through social activism. They will be honored on Honor’s Day where they will receive a certificate and cords.


1. 400 documented service hours OR the equivalent of 100 hours per year (including service done in the summer)

2. Involvement in activities and organizations at the College

Students interested in applying for this award can pick up an application at the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service, 110 Carnegie or Student Affairs in Clark Hall or Click Here. Completed applications are due by March 8, 2013.


2013 Awardees:

        Natalie Ernst
          Courtney Motl

2012 Awardees:

          Emily Cimarolli

          Kelsey Rittenhouse

          Ryan Vincent

2011 Awardee:

Jenna Baker

2010 Awardee:

Kaitlyne Motl

2009 Awardees:

Josh Pullen
Stephen Kissell

2007 Awardees:

Bobby Andrews
Nicole Notorougler
Krista Waltermire

2006 Awardees:

Amber Schafer
George Gladis
Rachel Remorger
Eric Borger
Jacob Thornton

We hope you will join us in this important effort. If you have any questions, please contact, Jessica Trout.

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.”

~ James M. Barrie