Passion for Action Scholarship Program
200 The Riverway
Boston, MA 02215
The Passion for Action Scholarship Program recognizes and supports outstanding students from the Greater Boston area who have demonstrated an emerging commitment to and passion for their communities. Each Passion for Action Scholar receives an annual Wheelock scholarship of $20,000 for four years. While at Wheelock, scholars are expected to continue their community service and develop their leadership skills.
The Passion for Action Program supports scholars in learning to nurture and apply their passion to become leaders for positive change in their community, their nation, and the world.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Wheelock College Passion for Action Scholars will:
- Have a clearly and passionately stated personal mission and vision for the work they want to do in the world.
- Be able to converse about their real-world projects and how they are using their Passion for Action (PFA) experience to realize their personal mission and vision.
- Be able to ask questions that help them understand the historical, social, and political context for their work in diverse communities.
- Know how to lead the development of effective teams.
The program enrolled its fifth cohort of students in August 2012 and will graduate its second cohort in May 2013. (In cohort learning experiences, students begin and usually complete their program together, developing strong bonds as professional, academic, and personal experiences are shared.) Each year, the College recruits and enrolls young men and women committed to service, leadership, and scholarship. PFAScholars must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. However, the average cumulative GPA of our current scholars is currently 3.3.
Nomination Process and Selection
Students may self-nominate or be nominated by a teacher, guidance counselor, or representative of an organization served by the student. However, the nomination form must be completed by a teacher, guidance counselor, or representative of an organization served.
The 2013 deadline for nominations has passed. Nominations will reopen in early 2014.