PSL allocates 25% of the proceeds from its annual fund campaign to recognize PSL students for outstanding service, leadership, and impact in the community. We are pleased to offer two scholarships to PSL students from the class of 2020.
PSL ALUMNI SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
Perry Service Learning (PSL) students contribute, on average, 10,000 hours of service per year, helping to build a more caring, tolerant, responsive, and just community. In the process, PSL students develop the skills to answer the question, "What does my community need from me?" Today, PSL alumni work for justice as medical professionals, lawyers, teachers, social workers, journalists, and activists. The PSL Alumni Service Scholarship recognizes one current PSL student who is dedicated to serving their community in the same spirt as the over 1,000 PSL alumni who have participated in the program since its founding in 2005.
PSL ART BUSER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
The PSL Art Buser Memorial Scholarship honors one current PSL student who is dedicated to serving their community. Art Buser, former director of The Perry Center, was instrumental in building a strong relationship between the Perry Service Learning program and the Perry Center. Under his leadership, the PSL Holiday Food Drive grew exponentially and annually brings in over $3,000 and 3,000 lbs. of food for The Perry Center. Mr. Buser also helped found the Pirate Power Pack program that provides nutritious meals each weekend to over 50 students attending the Perry Public Schools who might otherwise experience food insecurity. Moreover, he was always generous to students and community members in need. He embodied what it means to be a justice oriented citizen.
A panel of PSL alumni will evaluate each candidate's service resume in InnerView based on the following criteria:
Judging and Notification
The PSL alumni will begin reviewing InnerView service resumes in mid-March. Winners will be announced at the Senior Awards Night in April.
Suggestions for Applicants
Applicants are encouraged to review their InnerView time sheets and check for:
- spelling, grammar, capitalization, and accuracy
- proper description of your role ("volunteering" vs. "leadership" vs. "speaking up")
- thorough and unique descriptions that answer the questions who, what, where, and why. Descriptions should also describe the activity in terms that are measurable.
- thoughtful pictures that represent the service activity
- diversity of global goals represented