Guilford Named to Community Service Honor Roll
For the seventh straight year, Guilford has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Students performed an estimated 52,000 hours of service during the past year.
The College has been named to the Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, each year since it was established in 2006.
The Corporation for National and Community Service administers the award to recognize colleges and universities for their impact on issues including literacy, neighborhood revitalization and support for at-risk youths.
Guilford is a charter member of the Bonner Scholars Program, which now operates at 25 colleges nationwide. Every year, 60 students – chosen on the basis of high financial need and demonstrated commitment to service – receive scholarship funds in exchange for 140 hours of community service each semester, plus two additional summer service requirements. Other students work in exchange for work-study funds through the Community Scholars program.
A total of 690 higher education institutions were named to this year’s Honor Roll. The Honor Roll awardees engaged 3.1 million students in community service for a total of 118 million service hours, a $2.5 billion value to communities across the country.