Spirit of Service Scholars now accepting applications

<p>If you are an ASU student who wants to make the world a better place through your dedication to a career in public service, the Spirit of Service Scholars initiative would like to invite you to apply for a place in the 2011-2012 cohort of Scholars.</p><separator></separator><p>The Spirit of Service Scholars (SOSS) initiative honors outstanding students interested in pursuing careers in the public and nonprofit sectors. Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship, mentorship from high-profile practitioners and leaders, and education on core topics for public service through seven Saturday seminars. This initiative seeks to help create the next generation of public service leaders who will transform the nonprofit and government sectors at all levels.</p><separator></separator><p><strong>Eligibility:</strong></p><separator></separator><p>ASU students in any undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree program are eligible to apply. &nbsp;High school students who have been accepted to ASU for the fall 2011 are also eligible to apply. The selection process is competitive: SOSS will select 25 Scholars. &nbsp;In 2010, SOSS received 215 applications. &nbsp;Selected applicants will be notified no later than May 31, 2011.</p><separator></separator><p><strong>Application Process:</strong></p><separator></separator><p>The SOSS will be accepting applications from Feb. 1 to April 4, 2011. &nbsp;Applicants need to complete an online application form, available at&nbsp;<a href="http://spiritofservicescholars.asu.edu/students/apply-now">http://spiriā€¦;, and provide unofficial transcripts (see FAQ's on the website above) and two sealed letters of reference.</p><separator></separator><p>Send to:<br />Paola Garcia Hicks<br />Manager, Spirit of Service Scholars<br />ASU College of Public Programs<br />411 N. Central Ave., Suite 750<br />Phoenix, AZ 85004-2163<br /><a href="mailto:pgarciah@asu.edu">pgarciah@asu.edu</a>,&nbsp;602.496.2090</p&gt;