Photo of the 2021-22 scholars with text: Community Engagement Scholars Program

Program Overview

The MSU Community Engagement Scholars Program is an initiative offered by the Center for Community Engaged Learning and the Office of the President in partnership with community organizations in Michigan. Students selected as Scholars will be paired with a primary community organization(s) to continue our partnership, or to complete projects or other opportunities of interest to the community organization.

The scope of the student project can range from project management and infrastructure to communications and data collection, with additional opportunities to serve with neighborhood/community/economic development organizations and other local nonprofits!

Students will develop and engage in the CESP cohort. Together scholars will design and implement a cohort project, participate in professional development workshops, take part in reflective learning, and learn from one another.

Learn more about the Community Engagement Scholars Program with our brief informational video here: Link


Scholar Position Specifics

  • 10 undergraduate positions available
  • Program runs from August 2024-April 2025
  • Education stipend/ project pay (approximately $2500/semester)
  • 15 hours average/week. This includes cohort meetings as well as no less than a 12 hour/week commitment at a partner site with a community partner organization. The majority of this time will be scheduled between 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday with some/ limited evening and weekend availability.
  • Required cohort meetings twice monthly for professional development and reflective learning
  • Scholar will be required to contribute to an ongoing reflection portfolio throughout the program
  • Transportation resources provided
  • Pre-Engagement Training and Orientation required

Community Engagement Scholars Program applications are now closed. Come back in Spring 2025 for the next round of applications!


Current Scholars