Newman Civic Fellow:

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellowship nominations are submitted by the president or chancellor on the basis of the student's potential for public leadership. Nominees must have one year of their education remaining. We are asked to give preference to students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Gibbel Summer Service Scholarship:

James C. Gibbel and Elaine L. Gibbel established the Gibbel Summer Service Scholarship at Juniata in order to provide financial resources for a Juniata student who gives of his or her time to improve the lives of others, particularly those of young people.  The person or persons selected for the Gibbel Summer Service Scholarship shall be selected by a committee that includes the college Chaplain and Director of Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning.  Approved agencies may provide supplemental reimbursements for the student, but in general, the student service is deemed to be voluntary commitment in service to others.  Preferences shall be shown for students who choose to complete a direct service experience at a site with historic ties to Juniata College such as Church of the Brethren summer camps. If there are no applicants who plan to pursue summer service at a summer camp, the scholarship may be used to support a more broadly-defined service experience.

Clarke Community Engagement Summer Fellowship:

The Clarke Summer Fellowship, made possible thanks to a generous endowed gift from Geoff ‘75 and Cindy ‘76 Clarke, employs students to strengthen community-engaged teaching and learning opportunities. Fellows are responsible for coordinating and developing initiatives related to community-based after-school and tutoring programs, the community-federal work study program, days of service, and AmeriCorp VISTA projects. The Fellow works in collaboration with local community organizations throughout the summer.

Community Health Fellowship:

The Community Health Fellowship is supported by a grant from the Penn Highlands Huntingdon Hospital Foundation. The fellow provides leadership and support for the Huntingdon County community health initiatives led by Juniata College. The fellow works to bolster collaboration between Juniata and the community through a coalition model on projects including a health literacy program, a community mental health needs and services assessment, and the mobilization of community health workers. Fellows will collaborate with the AmeriCorps VISTAs to strengthen the capacity of the community health initiatives, provide leadership to create and fill opportunities for students who volunteer in health settings or have community health internship projects, and strategically plan for the utilization and implementation of community health workers in the community and at the hospital. Fellows will also support the coalition initiatives through data management, administrative work, and resource development. The Fellowship takes place over the 30 week academic year.

Shepherd Consortium of Higher Education on Poverty

After joining the 24-member Shepherd Consortium of Higher Education on Poverty in 2017, Juniata chooses five students each summer to work, grow, and intern with Consortium-affiliated nonprofits. Students selected then chose their internship, matching it to their passions in community engagement. The SCHEP is a non-profit organization, founded in 1998 as the Shepherd Poverty Alliance, that promotes poverty studies programs in undergraduate and professional schools, supports a summer internship program integrated with coursework throughout the academic year, and enriches various areas of study to prepare students for many different professional and civic goals. SCHEP partners with more than 130 nonprofit and governmental agencies to provide internship opportunities for students. The agencies, located in both urban and rural sites, focus on categories such as education, healthcare, legal services, housing, nutrition, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. According to SCHEP, “students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests to develop professional experience and skills for future civic involvement and employment.” Prior SCHEP internships have taken place across the country, in person and virtually, including positions as case workers for people with HIV, making educational content for a food bank, and working as a research assistant for a public defender’s office.