Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania at Bucknell is an AmeriCorps Education Award Only program.
This means that participating students enroll as AmeriCorps members on a part-time basis and receive a partial Education Award at the end of their term. Students elect to serve either 300 or 450 hours of community service during the course of the year. Students select a project or organization of their choice and work with them for the duration of the year.
In the past, Scholars have worked with a Community Clinic in Sunbury, created the Community Harvest hot meal program, volunteered with the Red Cross, and worked at the Milton YMCA to name a few.
In recent years, Scholars worked on projects like these:
- Breeze Victor '14: Head Start - Assist with recruiting and training tutors in addition to tutoring local elementary students
- Matt Diles '13 and Wallis Gaillard '15: Lewisburg Community Garden - Works with harvesting and producing the vegetables from the garden and distributing them to local food programs
- Ryan Smith '14 and Nigel Robinson '14: Office of Civic Engagement - Assists with planning, advertising and running community service projects
- Carly Chafey '13, Casey Coffman '14 and Emerson Davis '14: Community Harvest - Various details of the weekly meal program
This program is no longer funded due to government budget cuts.