Award amount: $8,000 renewable annually
About the Scholarship
True communities have a memory or a set of shared stories that helps to shape identity and
character. So, too, do institutions like St. Olaf, which embraces a strong tradition of service to others. The college is and has always been committed to providing a rich educational experience that fosters exploration of faith, and inspires graduates to find ways do well while doing good. To this end, we encourage and reward the efforts put forth by our applicants in making the world a better place through work in their churches and communities.
Students who have been active student leaders in their church and/or in their communities are encouraged to apply for the Service Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of this award are expected to continue their participation in service to others during their time at St. Olaf, either on campus, or in the local community. This award is $8,000 per year and is renewable for the remaining three years, based upon demonstrated involvement in such
activities during each year.
How to Apply
Students interested in being considered for a Service Leadership Scholarship must submit a
complete application for admission no later than January 15, 2013 (by November 15 for ED 1 candidates). All applicants who indicate an interest in merit scholarships on the Common Application are automatically considered for a St. Olaf Service Leadership Scholarship. However, for fullest consideration it is also helpful if applicants submit to the Admissions Office a detailed resume outlining their service activities. Only those candidates who also wish to be considered for need-based financial aid must submit the and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Questions regarding the St. Olaf Service Leadership Scholarship should be directed to