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Both the Hoffman Ambassadors and Leader Scholars scholarship programs provide an opportunity for students to participate in a cohort model that provides a wide range of opportunities to enhance civic responsibility, service-learning experiences, and leadership development. The students earning these scholarships are committed to service to and leadership in Toledo, Youngstown, and the surrounding communities and to Mercy College. For the academic year of 2023-2024, students will explore techniques and strategies that will require them to self-reflect on how to do all things well while deepening their understanding of Mercy College values. The application process for the 2023-2024 academic year will re-open on June 19, 2023, and close on July 17, 2023. The Hoffman Ambassador and Leader Scholar scholarship programs share a common foundation:
- Based on the concepts and characteristics of the servant leadership model.
- Consider visiting the following websites for more information about the concept of servant leadership:
- Assume that leadership is learned.
- Rooted in an understanding of service that it is a response to community identified needs and assets, and the process includes strong reflective and analytical components
- Align with the vision and mission of the institution, specifically focusing on further developing students who will lead and serve in the global community and who are committed to intellectual inquiry, social engagement, and lifelong learning.
- Have at their core the Mercy College values.
- For more information about our values, please visit: https://mercycollege.edu/about/mission-vision-values
|Hoffman Ambassadors||Leader Scholars|
|Emphasis areas||Service Learning||Leadership|
|Minimum Qualifications||Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours at Mercy College in an associate or bachelor's degree program; be in good academic and student conduct standing||Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours at Mercy College in an associate or bachelor’s degree program; be in good academic and student conduct standing|
|Credit Hour Requirement||No minimum requirement||Minimum of 6 completed credit hours at Mercy College|
|Service Hours Requirement||35 Hours per semester|
A pre-determined number of hours will be completed at a designated service site.
|30 Hours per semester|
|Shadow Experiences Requirement||Minimum of 1 per semester||Minimum of 2 per semester|
|On-campus Leadership Requirement||Not required, but strongly recommended||Maintain at least one on-campus leadership role.|
|Scholarship Group Meetings||Yes||Yes|
|Program Coordinator Meetings||Yes||Yes|
|Student Leader Retreat Attendance Requirement (Fall 2023 Retreat Date: Friday, August 19, 2022. Spring Date TBD).||Yes||Yes|
|Scholarship Recipients Will||Engage in a significant co-curricular service-learning component involving meaningful service and critical reflection||Explore a variety of leadership theories and principles to better inform their own leadership philosophy and foundation.|
Director of Spiritual and Community Engagement
Assistant Dean of Student Life
|Compensation||$1,500 per semester||$2,000 per semester|