Interested students may submit their interest and participate in the Fall 2020 We CU Community Engaged Scholars program. We CU honors students for their community-based work and provides them with training, connection to like-minded peers, and support from We CU program leaders. Students completing 20 hours of service each semester will be honored at a spring awards ceremony, with distinct recognition given to those who complete 300 hours of service over the course of four years.
This opportunity will be particularly attractive to the following groups of students:
Students enrolled in academic programs that have built-in service requirements. These service hours can count toward We CU scholar recognition.
Students participating in service learning courses or groups. We CU matches projects from community organizations with service learning courses and groups. These service hours can count toward We CU scholar recognition.
Students motivated to enrich their university experience, build their resume/CV, and make a positive impact in the community. We CU allows to students to view and sign up for open service opportunities. Students may also gain recognition for self-identified service projects.
The fall scholars program follows an incredibly successful summer pilot empowering University of Illinois students to (remotely) respond to community needs and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, 232 scholars representing 12 colleges across campus were recognized for their program participation and service over the 10-week summer program. Collectively, these students worked with more than 30 organizations, logging 4500 hours of community-based service.
Please refer to the one-page program summary, including frequently asked questions, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
Students may submit their interest in joining the program at go.illinois.edu/WeCUfall2020.