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Target Community Service Scholarship
The Target Community Service Scholarship recognizes outstanding ISU undergraduate students who have dedicated exceptional time and effort serving the community. For the past three years, the Student Activities Center has awarded three $800 scholarships in the Spring semester to be applied to the following Fall semester. If you have questions, please email email@example.com
Sam served as a co-executive director for the 10,000 Hours Show in 2011-2012. Through this work, she recruited and recognized volunteers at Iowa State University, and helped make it easier for students to access and participate in service projects. Sam is passionate about helping stray animals. She is a pre-veterinary medicine major and plans to work in a private practice and volunteer with local shelters. She advocates for pet adoption from animal shelters, and the importance of spaying and neutering pets.
Daniel found his passion for helping others while interacting with two boys with special needs. He is not only a volunteer, but also works to get his peers involved in service. In 2011-2012, he served as one of the Community Service Co-chairs for Greek Week, where he was responsible for motivating a team of representatives from each Greek chapter, coordinating meetings to help participants to fundraise, and serving as a resource and answering questions about events. Daniel and his co-chair organized Polar Bear Plunge and collaborated on VEISHEA Service Day/Stash the Trash.
Michelle is a pre-vet major who has a passion for working with animals. She volunteers with One Heart Equestrian Therapy Center, which offers therapy to individuals of all ages with physical, mental, or emotional limitations and special needs by using horses. Michelle is responsible for leading and controlling the horse, and ensuring the safety and positive experience for the rider. She hopes to volunteer her knowledge and clinical skills to animal shelters and provide free care to animals in the shelter, and reduce the cost of spaying and neutering for families with financial hardships.
Ryan served as the Vice President of Community Service and Philanthropy for the Greek Community in 2010-2011. In this role, he worked with Greek students to plan and implement community service and philanthropic events. When the floods hit Ames during the summer of 2010, Ryan was instrumental in recruiting volunteers for water distribution.
Kate organized a community-wide service day for her residence hall to beautify their living community. She chose a date, formed committees, and recruited 40 volunteers to rake, weed, mulch, and pick up litter around the residence hall. As a result of this project, other residents decided to start their own projects, such as increasing recycling in the dining centers.
One of Tiffani's most meaningful service projects was organizing a health fair for the Southeast Asian community. Growing up in a first-generation Vietnamese-American home, Tiffani remembered how much of a distressing topic health care was, and that preventative medicine was unheard of in her family. Tiffani worked with a professor and some other students to organize a health fair, providing basic medical assistance, promoting the practice of regular health care, and educating on preventable illnesses. Tiffani has also worked with Best Buddies and Alternative Breaks.
Emily has served as the President of Circle K, the college branch of Kiwanis International. She has organized other students to participate in Relay for Life. She has extensive experience volunteering with ACCESS, and has worked with the Feral Cat Alliance and Omega Tau Sigma, a Vet Med honorary. Emily was a 2007 recipient of the Story County Youth Volunteer Award.
Hannah has been very involved with the Memorial Lutheran Church spring break trips and the Memorial Lutheran
International Ministry. In addition, Hannah has been active in starting and implementing projects from scratch. She organized an event to raise money for an infant refugee who was battling eye cancer. She asked her peers to help host two pancake meals, raising more than $2,000.