Undergraduate Admission

Service Awards

Xavier Community-Engaged Fellowship

  • Admission Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
  • Scholarship Application Deadline: TBD

This four-year scholarship is awarded annually to incoming first-year students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership or initiative in the area of community engagement or service through their school, community or church, and who have shown high academic achievement. The Community-Engaged Fellows are involved in a host of diverse, hands-on community opportunities throughout the Cincinnati region drawing upon principles of social justice, community building, and public policy. They are guided by faculty and community engagement professionals on campus and in the field.

For Fall 2020, the Community-Engaged Fellowship was valued at $30,000 per year and was awarded to eight incoming first-year students.

The Community-Engaged Fellowship is tuition restricted and will replace any previous Xavier merit scholarship offer.

Before accessing scholarship and honors applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page. Test scores are NOT required for Community-Engaged Fellowship consideration.

Selection Criteria

Students who wish to compete for the Xavier Community-Engaged Fellowship must demonstrate the following characteristics: interest in social issues; passion for social justice; initiative in responding to community conditions; leadership in inspiring others to action; a collaborative work style; and a willingness to take risks in order to learn more. Typical recipients have at least a 3.0 GPA. Test scores are not considered in the selection criteria. Xavier University's Scholarship Committee, composed of faculty, administrators, and student leaders approves the recipients of the Community Engaged Fellowship. Selected students will be interviewed remotely on either February 5th or 6th, 2021.

If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Eigel Center at eigelcenter@xavier.edu. For more information about the Fellowship, its history at Xavier University, and current student and community engagement, please visit the Eigel Center website.