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The Jane Addams Midwest Campus Compact Citizen Scholar (M3C) Fellowship Program offers a $1000 tuition voucher for 300 hours of community service within a one-year period. M3C Fellows are selected through a competitive application process. Applications are taken until all positions are filled. Terms of the M3C Fellowship include the following:
"As a searching first-year university student, along with meeting with my AmeriCorps mentor and other M3C Fellows, this was very beneficial in helping me adjust and find a place in university life. I would recommend the M3C experience to anyone, and I hope to continue it in the future.” —M3C Fellow Jane Addams Service Fellows
- Commitment to complete 300 hours of community service within one year. M3C Fellows are placed off-site to work collaboratively with agency leaders on various projects.
- First generation or low-income classification.
- Full-time status.
- Maintain a 2.25 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or higher.
- Mandatory attendance at the Jane Addams Center Civic Engagement Seminar. Fellows must attend at least 10 of the 15 sessions. Session time is counted toward the overall number of required hours.
Students who are entering their sophomore, junior or senior year are eligible to apply for the prestigious Jane Addams Service Fellowship Program. Through the fellowship, students initiate programs on campus that raise awareness about social and political issues. In addition, Jane Addams Service Fellows typically work in meaningful roles with nonprofit agencies that have been identified as Rockford University community partners.
There is an application process for Jane Addams Service Fellows and selection is made on a competitive basis. Any full-time student is eligible to apply. Terms of this fellowship include the following:
"Jane Addams Fellowship not only offers an opportunity to organize civic engagement events on campus, but it also provides fellows with needed resources to help those who need help at a local, national and an international level. The Jane Addams Center provides its fellows with necessary tools and experience to lead them to make a difference in people’s lives. If you have a passion for social justice and you want to make a real difference in the world, Jane Addams Center is the perfect place. It is our belief that nothing shrivels the meaning of human life like the ignorance of great opportunities for the care of the underprivileged.” —Jane Addams Fellow Jane Addams Fellow's biographiesFaculty Fellows
- Commitment to providing 10 hours of service each week at Rockford University or in the Rockford community. Service must include two hours of community service, eight hours in the JACCE office, and attendance at the Civic Engagement Seminar during the fall and spring semesters. On-campus placements may involve direct service in the JACCE or in other offices on campus. Off-campus placements may involve serving at the JACCE off-campus site, at schools, or at not-for-profit agencies.
- Living on campus. Fifty percent of the cost of a double room is covered by the fellowship.
- Meal plan purchase.
- Participation in 12 group meetings and the Civic Engagement Seminar.
- Maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or higher.
Faculty Fellows use funds to explore how active citizenship can be applied to their curriculum and/or research interests. In some cases, this is a continuation of work already being done. For other faculty members, the fellowship affords an opportunity to explore a new dimension of their discipline. All full-time and adjunct faculty members of Rockford University are eligible to apply for these fellowships. The overall goals of the program include the following:
- Supporting the practice of the scholarship of engagement.
- Developing as faculty leaders in modeling best practices, recruiting other faculty, and institutionalizing socially responsive knowledge to complement each student’s education.
- Encouraging Faculty Fellows to build a strong and productive social and intellectual community of scholars—coming together across disciplinary and community boundaries, reading and sharing work, discussing ideas, and grounding that work in new theoretical and conceptual contexts.
- Providing Fellows opportunities to conduct research that builds knowledge about civic engagement or is "civically engaged” and developing curricular approaches that prepare students to be effective citizens.
The 2008 - 2009 Faculty Fellow is Tammy Schiek. In November, Tammy’s Instructional Strategies class will be creating pedometer themed lesson plans and teaching Keith School 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders how to use pedometers. In April, her Elementary Curriculum class will do the same with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. The pedometers, purchase by the faculty fellow scholarship, will allow the Rockford University students to assess activity levels of the Keith School students by measuring steps taken. Tammy also plans to have the Rockford University classes videotape the pedometer experiences at Keith School.