Community and Sustainability Engaged (CASE) Scholarship Program

Saint Joseph’s College actively supports students who show extraordinary commitment to environmental sustainability and community by offering Community and Sustainability Engaged (CASE) Scholarships. These CASE Scholars not only receive a monetary award, but also join an exciting community-based learning program while pursuing a minor in Sustainability. Scholars will increase their service and leadership skills while studying in one of the most rapidly growing fields of the 21st century in preparation for productive futures in the emerging green economy. CASE Scholars participate in special classes, workshops, seminars, and off-campus community-based projects. They also mentor and lead students from all disciplines who are interested in making the world a better place.

The CASE Scholarship Program is part of Saint Joseph’s College’s Community-Based Learning Programs. It seeks to embody the mission and values of the College through a four year progressively challenging program that builds students’ capacity while benefiting communities. Each year, CASE Scholars are asked to engage in activities that will increase their abilities and understanding of how best to sustain our shared world.

Freshmen CASE Scholars must:

  • Enroll in the Sustainability minor course of study and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Enroll in Community-Based Learning (CBL) courses to connect community work to academic interests and majors
  • Meet as a group a minimum of three times each semester
  • Be active participants in the Eco-Reps student club
  • Contribute a minimum of 2 hours/week to support the Community-Based Learning (CBL) office

Community and Sustainability Engaged (CASE) Scholarships

Description: Offered annually to incoming freshmen who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to environmental issues AND community service during their high school years. Eligible applicants will have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate leadership in organizing and implementing community projects, and have a profound interest in the emerging field of environmental sustainability. Scholarship recipients are required to join SJC’s CASE Scholars program, which includes participation in special classes, workshops, seminars, and off-campus community-based projects, as well as enroll in the Sustainability minor and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Eligibility: First-year students who have demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and community service.

Award Amount: $2,000

Application Process: Students must have a completed application for admission on file and submit: