Michigan Service Scholars

        The Michigan Service Scholars Program (MSS) will provide $300,000 in scholarships statewide over the next year. Students willing to complete 300 hours of community service during one calendar year will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to be used for any educational purpose. MSS students need to complete their service by helping community agencies achieve their mission by volunteering. That can be done by working with the issues of health care, the environment, youth or other social issues tackled by 501(c)(3) nonprofits, K-12 schools or colleges/universities. Hours are also allowable for members recruiting other volunteers to work with these organizations as well. Students may be paid in their positions and also receive the scholarship.

        Northern Michigan University students looking for more information about the Michigan Service Scholars Program can visit Michigan Campus Compact for more information or contact NMU MSS Site Supervisor at mss@nmu.edu or 906-227-1089.

     "During my time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, I spent most of my hours working at a youth and family center in a low-income community. The center has an after-school program that provides a safe place for kids to get a healthy snack, homework help, and hang out with friends. As a volunteer, I’ve met some amazing kids who, despite not having much in life, really make the most of it. I’ve made connections with other volunteers and learned a lot about my major (Special Education) too. Volunteering at the center has been a very rewarding experience, and it doesn’t hurt that I earned a $1000 scholarship either!"

               - Ellie Luce, Senior Special Education