PBHA's Priscilla Chan Stride Service Program Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Application


Dear Student:

PBHA's Priscilla Chan Stride Scholarship Program supports student commitment to human service, increases possibilities for students of all backgrounds to take leadership roles in public service, and provides advanced mentorship and training in leadership development and public service skills.

A limited number of scholarships will be available this coming academic year. Priority will be given to past program scholars and students dedicated to serving the same geographic or issue based community year-round (summer and term).  Additional priority goes to students doing direct service work (as opposed to administrative) and those with direct affiliation to PBHA programs and constituents. 

To determine eligibility, you should:
  • Complete your financial aid package. Missing pieces of paperwork could delay eligibility determination and delay payments. These may be requested via the financial aid office or you directly during the application process.
  • Apply for summer Federal Work Study Program if you anticipate being eligible. Harvard students go to this link. or copy and paste this url: http://college.harvard.edu/summer_federal_work_study_application. You do not need to have FWSP eligibility to be income-eligible for STRIDE; if you have FWSP, you must use it for the Priscilla Chan Stride Scholarship.

Details about the application:


Please have the following things ready (you can also save your progress and resume later):

- all your contact information

- college identification number

- a resume


- an essay of no more than 500 words on the following prompt: "Please detail your public service experience, public service interest, and the manner in which you would make use of the benefits of this Scholarship Program.  Feel free to be flexible in the topic, with the goal of explaining why a PBHA Stride Scholarship would be important to you."


- A "Service Plan" proposal to outline service work you will do during summer 2020 and term-time of 2020-2021. Be descriptive for each bullet: include the hours per week for each activity and detail how it is meaningful and continuous with a community (geographic, population, or advocacy/issue area considered a "community"). 


- contact information for 1 reference - you are responsible for emailingnon-student who knows you well the following 3 questions, asking them to respond to stride@pbha.org by the deadline:


"If selected, Priscilla Chan Stride Scholars receive funding to engage in year-round service, leadership training, one-on-one support, reflection sessions, and small group learning projects.


1. Please tell about this student's interest in and experience with community service and servant leadership.


2. What strengths will this student likely share in a cohort of his/her peers who are also engaged in service?


3. Describe potential areas of development where this student can stretch and grow and what type of support will benefit him or her most."


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First Priority deadline is Friday, 5/8/2020. PBHA's Chan Stride will continue accepting applications on a rolling basis while space is available. The application is still open as of today.


If you need further information regarding PBHA's Priscilla Chan Stride Scholarship Program please contact Kate Johnsen or Tara Venkatraman at STRIDE@pbha.org).  If you need information regarding Phillips Brooks House Association volunteer programs, visit www.pbha.org.


Contact info:








Application information - "Required for new applicants" 

About you (please complete every field):












College/University information





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Personal Reference

Please send this person the questions below to answer via email to STRIDE@pbha.org





Please send this person the questions below to answer via email to STRIDE@pbha.org

"If selected, STRIDE Service Scholars receive funding to engage in year-round service, leadership training, one-on-one support, reflection sessions, and small group learning projects.


1. Please tell about this student's interest in and experience with community service and servant leadership.


2. What strengths will this student likely share in a cohort of his/her peers who are also engaged in service?


3. Describe potential areas of development where this student can stretch and grow and what type of support will benefit him or her most."


Please outline your plan for consistent, year round service. Be sure to include the following:
Description of the term-time program(s) and related service in which you intend to participate.  
Your past history with the program(s), your role this year, and anticipated hours commitment.
Discussion of the community need addressed by your service placement, and your evidence for the existence of the community need.
Discussion of the relationship of your summer service and term-time program.  
Description of your summer service placement, including your individual role and the organization (contact person, address, and phone number).  

Example of a service plan for your information - there is no set format:


Signature

Program participants commit to:
  • service work continuity with a geographic, population, or issue-based community year-round
  • 25 hours/week for at least 6 weeks of service over the summer
  • 8 hours/week average during the academic year
  • 5 full group meetings (1 pre-summer, 2 fall, 2 spring)
  • 2 small group meetings (1 fall, 1 spring)
  • 2 one-on-one meetings (1 fall, 1 spring)
  • 2 reflection essays (1 fall, 1 spring)
  • 8 hours of leadership development training (typically one or two days in the fall)
  • 2 PBHA-wide events (fall Call of Service Lecture and Award, and spring Public Service Celebration)

Program participants who fulfill the commitments receive:

  • structured mentorship and leadership skill-building in socially just, community-based work.
  • connections with the PBHA and Chan Stride alumni network in public service fields.
  • scholarship of up to $4000 during summer of service (non-duplicated with other funding).
  • scholarship up to a maximum of $1850 per semester (non-duplicated with other funding).
  • a reflective, compassionate, and dedicated cohort of peers thinking about and striving toward social justice in their lives, volunteering, and work.

Thank you for applying by clicking submit below 


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