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April 13, 2017

Falcon Scholar Showcase honors student volunteers at non-profit agencies

On Thursday, April 6, UM students and representatives from several Shelby County nonprofits gathered in Anna Irvin Dining Hall to honor the hard work put forth by members of the Falcon Scholars In Action program.

Each year, a group of approximately 25 student applicants are accepted to be Falcon Scholars. The students are matched up with a local nonprofit agency that reflects their passions. They then volunteer with that agency for 10 hours per week for two semesters.

Several representatives from the 11 local agencies who partner with Falcon Scholars were present, including Owens House, Arc of Shelby County, Boys & Girls Club, Shelby County Museum & Archives and Family Connection.

During the dinner, the directors of these agencies had a chance to present their Falcon Scholars with a certificate commemorating their months of hard work.

Jennifer Payne, the program assistant of Falcon Scholars, was proud to see the students recognized. Payne, now a graduate student, volunteered with Owens House as a Falcon Scholar during her senior year. She now works with Service Learning Coordinator Aimee Mellon to organize the program and ensure their student volunteers have the resources necessary to succeed.

Payne said seeing the behind-the-scenes collaboration between the Shelby County Commission and the University has been truly eye-opening. “I’ve gotten to see the greater impact the program has had on the county as a whole,” said Payne.

Mellon said this success is thanks to the consistent effort put forth by the students each semester. “To see the their hard work in action, from hosting fundraising events to community engagement events, they are consistently finding new ways to give back to our local community,” she said.

The program is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017-2018 group of Falcon Scholars. For application information, visit montevallo.edu/falcon-scholars-action.

All applications should be emailed to Service Learning at servicelearning@montevallo.edu or dropped off at the GLOCO building by Friday, April 14.

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