Sam H. Jones Scholarship Program
SERVE. LEAD. GROW.
Become part of one of the largest service based scholarship programs in the nation!
Sam H. Jones
This service scholarship has been named after Sam H. Jones to honor his memory and deeds as a dedicated public servant and Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Urban League for 36 years. Sam Jones built bridges between races and genders, advocated for social change to assure equal access to education, housing, healthcare, and contributed to improving the quality of life for many people in Central Indiana.
The scholarship program was established to recognize students who have made exemplary service contributions to their community and/or their high school or to the IUPUI campus during the past two years, and to foster their leadership and continued service contributions to the community during the year.
For more information please visit the Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program web site.
Meet our Community Service Leaders
Community Service Leaders are student scholars who have been in the Sam H. Jones scholarship program for at least a year. These students serve as the heart and soul of the office and hold office hours 10 hours per week to help to connect students with volunteer opportunities. These Community Service Leaders spend their time as mentors, planning events hosted by the office, and creating opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community partners to be more engaged in the community and on campus. Please stop by the Community Service Office in CE 375 to meet our wonderful Community Service Leaders!
ServiceCorps and Volunteerism Coordinator — Katy Frantz
Our ServiceCorps Mentor coordinates all aspects for 3-4 Jaguars in the Streets community service or civic engagement events per month around different social issues. The ServiceCorp Mentor is responsible for 10 ServiceCorps scholars, advises in leading of service events throughout the year, and facilitates leadership trainings each month.
Advocacy Coordinator — Fernanda Agnes
The Advocacy Coordinator works to bring awareness and recognition to some of our most pressing social issues in Indianapolis. They are responsible for events such as World AIDS Day and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Co-Coordinators — Jeremy Sherer and Lorenc Qorlaze
The Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service Coordinators oversees all aspects of the MLK Day of Service. IUPUI's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an annual campus tradition. This event, organized by a group of student leaders, honors one of the greatest freedom activists of all time, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and guests volunteer at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King's commitment to service and to social justice. They will also be planning for a follow-up event in April around Dr. King's assassination.
Alternative Break Coordinators — Taylor Pennell and Cole Johnson
Coordinate Fall and Spring Alternative Break Trips, train student leaders around planning an effective alternative break each month including group dynamics, fundraising, problem solving, logistics and reflection for 7-10 trips to various locations.
Volunteer and Agency Liaisons — Sarah Flores and José Miranda
Update the volunteer listserv to be sent out each week, contact volunteers and community partners for events and days of service, and work together to ensure that the IUPUI community has information about opportunities for volunteering in our community.
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator — Ryan Eldridge
Responsible for creating all publicity, communication t-shirts and marketing for the Office of Community Service. Marketing and Social Network Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and Facebook page. The Marketing and Outreach Coordinator reaches out to the Indianapolis and campus community through presentations to encourage a more diverse body of participants in service. They are also available to work with student organizations to plan and coordinate service events.
Freshman Service Scholar Mentors — Joe Spaulding and Kaylin Leuthold
Serve as a mentor and a resource for 14 Freshman Service Scholars, advise in the planning of Global Youth Service Day and afterschool programs at George Washington Community School, and facilitate leadership trainings each month.
Student Organization Liaison — Marvin Shamuyarira
Serves as a liaison between the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement and student organizations, including Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Student Organization Liaison helps student organizations to plan service events and attends Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meetings.
Community Service Scholar Mentor — Kristyn Seibert
Serve as a mentor and a resource for 15 Community Service Scholars serving 4 hours per week at various local community partners, advises the planning of César Chávez Day of Service, and facilitates leadership trainings each month.