Loyola University Chicago

Community Relations

Community Action Scholarship 2016 Update




As we begin the exciting new leap into 2016, we are excited by the potential to grow the Community Action Scholarship Initiative through the continued support of local stakeholders of Edgewater and Rogers Park.

This Fall, Marina Garcia, the 2015 Community Action Scholarship Pilot Year scholarship recipient, successfully implemented a community-wide sustainable planting & youth educational program, establishing 4 new Monarch Butterfly Habitats in Rogers Park and Edgewater. As part of this project, Marina also provided an educational workshops to students at Swift elementary and Senn High School. Marina will continue to implement her project in the Spring Semester, planting habitats at 4 new community parks and schools. Read more here: Marina's Proposal

Each year the beneficiary of this scholarship will continue to carry out the mission of both Community Relations and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, by designing and implementing a community-based project that improves the environmental, economic, and/or social sustainability of Rogers Park and/or Edgewater neighborhoods.

We are now planning for the 2016-17 year of the Community Action Scholarship, in which a new Loyola student may apply for this scholarship.  The 2016 beneficiary of this scholarship will have a history of community sustainability efforts and continue to carry out the mission of both Community Relations and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, by designing and implementing a community-based project that improves the environmental, economic, and/or social sustainability of Rogers Park and/or Edgewater neighborhood. The recipient will then implement an original project that will directly benefit our neighborhood, demonstrating a commitment to leadership, volunteering, and service projects aimed at community development. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need, are high school graduates of Nicholas Senn or Roger C. Sullivan High School or another Chicago public high school, are native to Rogers Park and Edgewater, and/or have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. *All applicants must be full-time Loyola students.



The Community Action Scholarship opens the door for the next generation of social justice ambassadors and presents an opportunity strengthen the bond between Loyola students and the neighborhoods surrounding campus, providing our young leaders with opportunities to connect with stakeholders on a range of social, environment, and economic issues-areas in our shared community.

 

Give to the Community Action Scholarship:

 Click Link to Make a Gift to the Community Action Scholarship Fund

Learn more about the Community Action Scholarship:

The Scholarship

Interested in becoming involved in the Community Action Scholarship?

 E-mail Mary Miro:  mmiro@luc.edu