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George Kuh, an influential scholar of higher education, defines student engagement as “the time and effort students devote to activities that are empirically linked to desired outcomes of college."
The Student Engagement Scholarship increases the quality of students’ experience by assisting with the cost of attending Baylor and by supporting opportunities for students to develop life skills, build friendships, and learn outside the classroom.
The Student Engagement Scholarship is available to recipients of a Living-Learning Community (LLC) scholarship. The Student Engagement scholarship as a “second phase” of the LLC scholarship. This helps students maintain funding beyond the first academic year while honoring their commitment to co-curricular engagement at Baylor.
A Student Engagement Scholarship recipient must:
All engagement commitments are made prior to the beginning of each semester and coordinated through SEscholarship@baylor.edu. Likewise, all scholarship funds are awarded in advance of each semester in which criteria are met.
Students who are eligible for the Student Engagement scholarship will receive an application in their Baylor email in the latter part of the fall semester for the following spring semester, and in the latter part of the spring semester for the following fall semester. Student Learning & Engagement staff will verify applicants’ level of engagement at regular intervals. Those scholarship recipients who have not completed their committed engagement may lose part or all of the current semester’s scholarship and may be removed from the Student Engagement scholarship program for future semesters.
Qualifying students will demonstrate leadership and commitment to learn as they complete one of the following types of engagement:
If your question was not answered through these resources, please email SEscholarship@baylor.edu.
Kuh, G. D. (2009). What Student Affairs Professionals Need to Know About Student Engagement. Journal of College Student Development 50(6), 683-706. Johns Hopkins University Press.