H.I. Hester Award
Each year, one or two students are named Hester Scholars. This distinction is awarded to a student participating in the VSE program (see below), majoring in Religion and Culture and preparing for a career in religious, public, or humanitarian service and who excels in scholarship, service and leadership. Interested students will find more information on the Vocational and Spiritual Exploration webpage. Students who want to apply for a Hester Scholar Award should contact Dr. Brad Chance, Chair of the Department of Religion.
Vocational and Spiritual Exploration (VSE) Scholarship
The VSE Scholarship is an award available to students considering religious, public, or humanitarian service as a primary career. As such, VSE complements other rich programs offered at Jewell, including, but certainly not limited to, service learning, health-related programs of study, education, and non-profit leadership. The VSE program involves 6 credit hours of course work plus a major or minor from the Department of Religion. Interested students should visit the Vocational and Spiritual Exploration webpage and contact Dr. Andy Pratt, VSE Program Director.