College of St. Joseph’s Provider Scholars put in 1,260 service hours during the fall semester, and we are expecting them to pass the 1,000 service hour mark again during the spring semester.

While 15 service hours are required every semester for each the 70-plus Provider Scholars, nearly 70 percent of them did more than the required service. The students worked with many area organizations, including:

  • Dismas House
  • Mandala House
  • Rutland Area Farm and Food Link
  • Vermont Achievement Center
  • Community Cupboard
  • Boys and Girls Club of Rutland County
  • Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter
  • Whitehall Elementary School

Meggan Lloyd, community engagement coordinator, looks forward to another semester where CSJ students continue to demonstrate an authentic, measurable commitment to the Rutland community and beyond.

“The Fall semester saw our students involved with numerous service organizations, and the Provider Program looks forward to cultivating these relationships further, as well as developing new ones. As one Provider Scholar stated while reflecting upon his experience volunteering with at-risk youth, ‘I got back a memory that will last me a lifetime,’” Lloyd said. “The Provider Program welcomes a new semester, new initiatives and projects, and more life-changing moments.”

With the Provider Scholarship Program, CSJ is furthering its mission and addressing national concern over the rising cost of higher education. The scholarship for full-time undergraduate students, worth more than $60,000 over four years, incorporates a commitment to academic excellence, personal and professional growth and community service. Tuition, room and board costs are locked in over four years, which means that the direct cost to students decreases over their time at CSJ.