Inclusion and Social Responsibility Scholarships

Global Citizen Honors Program Scholarship

Global Citizen Honors Program members are provided opportunities to investigate global, interdisciplinary issues by inquiring into the theories and philosophical underpinnings of complex social issues while earning a scholarship. The program is experiential, requiring you to be involved not only with what you’re learning, but also with your classmates and the world around you.


Difference Maker Scholarship

Are you passionate about helping people and communities in need? If so, you’re a Difference Maker, and that’s exactly the kind of student The University of Olivet is looking for. For 20 years, The University of Olivet students have been making a positive impact on communities through its commitment to service. Become a part of the legacy today.

Scholarship Opportunity

Earn up to $2,000 per year/$8,000 over four years.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Complete an online application and demonstrate through an essay, video or other creative submission the positive ways in which you have made a difference in your community, school or organizations.
  2. Submit one reference.
  3. Agree to meet once a semester with the Community Service Coordinator to create a volunteer goal for the school year.
  4. Achieve the volunteer goal you created with the Community Service Coordinator.
  5. Participate in fall and spring Service Day projects.


Women’s Leadership Institute: Keyes-Barber-Benedict Scholars

The University of Olivet has been committed to inclusion and diversity for over 175 years, educating and advancing leaders of all backgrounds since the College’s founding. As a testament to this commitment, the first graduating class was comprised of three women — Sophia Keyes, Mary Barber and Sara Benedict. In honor of these women, The University of Olivet has established the Women’s Leadership Institute Keyes-Barber-Benedict (KBB) Scholars Program, a focal point of deep learning and engagement for a select group of students on campus.

This unique leadership program is designed to deeply connect students with their academic, career and civic passions and prepare them to be exceptional citizens and employees or graduate students upon graduation. In the spirit of our first three graduates, KBB Scholars learn to embrace their unique qualities and develop the confidence and courage to become influential and successful citizens who boldly seek and achieve their goals.

Keyes-Barber-Benedict Scholars have the opportunity to:

  • Earn a Keyes-Barber-Benedict Scholarship ($2000 per year of participation).
  • Network and create long-lasting relationships with prominent women leaders.
  • Participate in personal and professional development experiences.
  • Learn from the premier ATHENA International Leadership Model.

The Keyes-Barber-Benedict (KBB) Scholars Program is open to all incoming freshmen and transfer students with an incoming GPA of a 3.0 or higher. The KBB Scholars Program is open to individuals of all genders, gender identities and gender nonconforming identities.


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