The Franciscan Servant Scholars program is designed for full-time undergraduate students that are interested in joining an intentional student community committed to service, faith-sharing discussions, exploration of social justice, and discerning their life’s calling.  Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan heritage and values of the University, this integrated education and formation program is open to students of all faiths and majors, and works with students to purposefully connect their academic coursework with life’s calling.  Students in this program regularly engage their peers in personal and theological reflection around life’s big questions through small groups, annual retreats, service opportunities, and internships.

Program Criteria
  • Full time traditional undergraduate program student or applicant with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Express a statement of faith or spirituality with an openness and personal desire to discern one’s professional calling in the context of a living faith
  • Capacity for effective interpersonal communication, as well as intercultural and interreligious dialogue
  • Demonstrated involvement in volunteer activities and service that may be, for example, based in church, school, or a religiously‐sponsored organization
Academic Program Requirements
  • Maintain full time undergraduate student status and keep a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Attend the Franciscan Servant Scholar Orientation Program
  • Attend the annual fall Franciscan Retreat
  • Perform 6 hours of approved service a month
  • Participate in one monthly small group meeting and one large group service event per month
  • Participate regularly scheduled one‐on‐one check‐ins with program staff
  • Complete monthly service report
  • Junior and Senior students complete an internship or related experience each year
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