Servant Scholars Endowment - $4–5 million
“Being a Servant Scholar means that I get a chance to serve and to have the opportunity
to affect someone’s life in a positive way.”
Tyler Eady ’15, pursuing a master’s in human performance at the University of
With a vision to “be distinguished as a college that transforms the lives of its
students and its communities,” LaGrange College launched the Servant Scholars program
in 2012 to empower students to become positive forces for change. Housed in the
renovated Broad Street Apartments, 24 Servant Scholars gain firsthand experience
in serving the community while also taking part in rigorous academic work.
The program aims to prepare the next generation of servant-leaders by linking
our brightest students with faculty mentors and community leaders so they can study
local needs—and decide how to best meet them.
As juniors, the students participate in individual field experiences with local
service agencies, and in the senior year they join together to undertake a single
research-based project to address an area of great community need.
Securing the Servant Scholars initiative for the future will ensure ongoing, transformative
student work in the region and will continue the scholars’ life-changing lessons
in leadership and service.