Avery Brewton

Mailing Address:
Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-3354
Fax: 504-862-8061


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About the Program

The Community Service Scholars program represents a dynamic network of student leaders that reflect a wide spectrum of talent, interest, and skill. Many scholars choose to create their own path of community service by assuming positions in student organizations, as interns with community agencies, or   managing philanthropic programs to raise social awareness on campus.   The CSS Development Model is used to provide a common framework for their experiences and training to support all scholars as they engage in public service and take on levels of leadership responsibility beyond the traditional scope of volunteerism over the course of their four years in school.

Scholar Developmental Model

Program Goals

The Community Service Scholars Program is designed to specifically encourage a public service culture on campus and increase the number of socially responsible Tulane students who are effective and passionate student leaders in their communities. In addition, CSS students are tasked with providing opportunities for their peers to engage deeply with community issues. This program also advances cooperative thinking and coordinated action among student-led initiatives on a larger scale. Staff of the Center for Public Service oversee and advise the program. However, the Tulane Service Scholars Leadership Team and several family scholar groups work together to plan activities, service projects, as well as maintain the standards for participating in the program.

Program Guidelines

In order to maintain the scholarship and to successfully complete the Service Scholar Program, Service Scholars are expected to:Maintain a GPA of at least a 2.7 (4.0 scale) every semester

  • Complete at least 50 service hours each academic year (fall & spring semesters) and a total of 200 hours over four years 
  • Participate in annual school-wide initiatives including: Outreach Tulane, MLK Week for Peace, Make a Difference Week, and Tulane Volunteer Week
  • Submit service logs and reflection essays throughout each semester
  • Participate in a mentoring and training program: monthly group sessions, enrichment  opportunities, etc.
  • Maintain a responsible and professional relationship with campus and community-based organizations that include representing the Center of Public Service and Tulane University, and fulfill project expectations as designated by the campus/community organization
  • Communicate with service adviser, mentor(s), peer group and service agency to identify your challenges and successes, developmental growth and future goals
  • Attend an orientation and evaluation session at the beginning and end of each year
  • Follow the approved scholar developmental model that challenges and supports the scholar’s social awareness and leadership abilities

 What do Scholars have to say about the program?

scholars retreat day 2010

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 - Some photos courtesy of the Peace Corps -