We are recruiting for the 2022-2023 Elsie Honors Scholars Program - deadline April 29

We are recruiting for the 2022-2023 Elsie Honors Scholars Program. It connects entrepreneurial and creative students with regional community partners to join an existing project or develop a student and agency-led project that addresses issues important to the organization and reflects the social commitment of Elsie Hillman. Through a structured and collaborative process, the student will work closely with their community agency and mentor to develop a project, product, or conduct research. This immersive program will foster experiential learning in affiliated community organizations where students will develop and practice their leadership skills, project management skills, and further understand political, social, and economic factors that influence their organization's community and/or client population. The students also participate in a seminar class two times per month. The application period has been extended to April 29th.  Job Description - Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar (22002543) (taleo.net)


For more information about the program and past placements, visit: www.elsiehillmanforum.pitt.edu/scholars



- Earn $15 per hour for 10 hours per week, plus $500 to support any project-related costs

- Earn one credit from the Honors College (HONORS 1010) per semester

- Work with a community organization to help solve a critical community issue that you care about

- Develop mindful leadership and project management skills

- Produce a quality project or product that you can include in your employment portfolio Program Commitments

- Eight-month program (September - April)

- Ten hours per week at partner site for entire academic year

- Biweekly seminar, Fridays 2:00 - 3:50 p.m.

- Final product or research to remain with community partner


The Elsie Hillman Civic Forum supports projects and/or research in the areas below.

(If your area of interest is not represented, please email Samantha Balbier at sab308@pitt.edu)

- Economic Opportunity

- Health Disparities

- Food Insecurity

- Transportation

- Equity in Education

- Immigration Reform

- Housing

- Job Training Programs Vs. College Education

- Access to Quality Healthcare

- Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

- LGBT Rights

- Race and Politics

- Policy Issues Affecting People with Disabilities

- Environment