Community and Sustainability Engaged (CASE) Scholarship

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Saint Joseph’s College actively supports students who show extraordinary commitment to environmental sustainability and community by offering 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 studies and/or Leadership and Community Engagement. 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 Program. 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 Studies and/or Leadership and Community Engagement 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 two hours a week to support the Community-Based Learning (CBL) office


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.


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

Award Amount


Application Process

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

In the News

CASE Scholars launch the first phase of the pollinator garden project

Student Caleb Gravel near the new bee pollinator garden increasing sustainability issues at Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Read the SJC Magazine story about the Bee Pollinator Garden project.

CASE scholars win water challenge

CASE Scholars Win Award at Maine Water Challenge

Two teams of Saint Joseph’s College CASE Scholars participated in the Maine Student Water Challenge and one team wins. The Maine EPSCoR, in partnership with Maine Campus Compact, invites College teams from around the State of Maine to participate in developing an action plan to address a water-related problem. Saint Joseph’s was represented by two teams.


Kimberly Post
Director of Community-Based Learning