Community Scholars Program

Become part of our vibrant community.


About Us

The Community Scholars Program (CPS) is a comprehensive program under the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL) to promote student success inside and outside the classroom.

Students in this program will benefit from advising, mentoring, tutoring, and career services. Students will have opportunities to participate in service activities at the university and the local, regional, and international communities, attend seminars, and go on field and/or service trips. Students may also conduct projects and present at conferences.

We also have a dedicated student lounge on the 4th floor in the One Main Building to provide members a space to study, collaborate, network, or simply relax between classes.

There is no cost to join. You may simply begin by joining a meeting. Email with questions.

Program Requirements (per semester)

  • Attend at least two meetings of the group (if the meeting time conflicts with your class or work schedule(s), it can be substituted with an event or service hours)
  • Participate in at least two community service events or take an active role in the group project
  • Attend at least one UHD event
  • Apply for at least one scholarship, grant, conference, or internship opportunity
  • Submit a guided reflection essay

Program Benefits

  • Cool UHD swag
  • Textbook support
  • Mentorship guidance
  • Internship and community service opportunities
  • Access to free tutoring in lower and upper-division courses in math, sciences, and engineering
  • Connection to career soft skills training and career-broadening activities

Fall 2022 Scheduled Group Meetings

  • Thursday, February 3, 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 3, 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 31, 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 14, 3:00 PM
  • Friday, May 6, 3:00 PM

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled at least half-time at UHD
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.25 or higher

Why should you join the Community Scholars Program?

This is a program with community of like-minded individuals coming together to socialize, learn, and serve together at UHD and local communities around.

Socialize and connect with the CCESL community during your time at UHD.

Create and refine your resume for internships and/or jobs!

Have a voice and the freedom to develop community service events tailored to the needs of the community.

Receive personalized mentorship from the CCESL staff about your professional endeavors.

Build new friendships and grow your professional network with the speakers you get to meet during our group meetings.

Receive a certificate once you have completed the requirements at the end of the semester (it's also another activity for your resume).

Study or relax in our new CCESL lounge in S446 of the One Main Building.

Stay connected with the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL) for scholarship and internship opportunities!

Apart from the Community Scholars Program, you can also see some scholars participating in other programs/activities in CCESL like...


"Thank you for all you do for students. I truly appreciate all your assistance."


Class of 2021

"This is my second semester with the Community Scholars Program, and I was given many opportunities to strengthen my skills. Even though we are all working virtually, the program still keeps us engaged."


Class of 2022

"Wow. I was so lucky to be a part of this program. I couldn't help but share about it with my classmates. What a rewarding first semester at UHD! I really don't know what you could improve, and I have no doubt the leaders of this program have the knowledge, intuition, and wisdom to continue impacting students just like me."


Class of 2022

"Community Scholars changed my life, thanks!"


Class of 2021