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Community Service Scholarship for Incoming Students

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 Into the Streets and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week which are developed and coordinated by our Scholars and interested McKendree students.

We are looking for students with a demonstrated commitment to community service and social justice to join us. We are offering scholarships to students who have record volunteering during their high school years. The scholarship is highly competitive and will be offered to six students at a maximum of $4,000 per year. If you are interested, please submit 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. Applications are due Friday, December 4, 2020.

Visit Forms, Applications, and Documents to access an application and the scholarship requirements.

Fellowship for Current Freshmen and Sophomores

The Community 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. Applications are due Friday, February 5, 2021 in the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service Office.

Visit Forms, Applications, and Documents to access an application and the scholarship requirements.

Active Collegians Engaged in Service (ACES Award)

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 summers after freshman year

2. Involvement in activities and organizations at the University

Students interested in applying for this award can pick up an application at the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service, Bothwell Chapel, first floor or visit Forms, Applications, and Documents. Completed applications are due by Friday, April 2, 2021.


2020 Awardees:

Bryce Bambic

Edward Hill II

Katherine Jo Martz

Madeline Shea

2019 Awardees:

Rachael Fulton 

Kelsey Schultz

Shaneise Tally

2018 Awardees:

      Shaquille Armstrong

Hailea Hadsall

Joshua Hughlett

Bailey Rhoades

Jason Whitlock

2017 Awardees:

No Awardees

2016 Awardees:

Taylor Cope

Taylor Simmons

Rhoda Warner

2015 Awardees:

Britani Beasley

Alayna Gillespie

2014 Awardees:

Jennie Stroot

Autumn Twardowski

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