Francis Scholar Program

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Francis Scholars are selected as incoming freshmen during the annual honors interview process. The Francis Scholar program is not open for application; it is an invitation-only program. Francis Scholars demonstrate a commitment to service during their high school career, excelling both in the community and in the classroom. Francis Scholars engage in service and leadership development during all four years at Pfeiffer University. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religion.

History of the Francis Scholar Program
The Francis Service Scholarship program began in 1999 after a generous gift from United Methodist Lay members to Pfeiffer University. The gift was used to establish a four-year academic/service scholarship designed for highly motivated students who commit to leadership development and campus engagement activities during all four years at Pfeiffer. Students who are considered for a Francis Scholarship have already met high academic standards.

Opportunities for Francis Scholars at Pfeiffer

  • $1,000 scholarship each year of the program ($500 per semester)
  • Use of the Francis Center vehicle for transportation to/from service site
  • Free conference and workshop opportunities

Participation in Other Service Scholar Programs
Because Francis Scholars are sponsored by Pfeiffer University's Francis Scholarship Fund, Scholars may also elect to dually enroll in the Bonner AmeriCorps program while at Pfeiffer.

Requirements and Expectations of Francis Scholars at Pfeiffer

  • Completion of 60 service hours per semester
  • Attendance at Francis Center monthly meetings
  • GPA of 3.5 for college career
  • Commitment to all four years of the program
  • History of community service in high school

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