Finucane Scholars

Students smiling at service project

Rockhurst is a learning community, centered on a strong undergraduate liberal education in the arts & sciences and excellence in graduate professional education in business management and the health professions. Because it is Catholic and Jesuit, Rockhurst is involved in the life and growth of the city and region and committed to the service of the contemporary world.

Service to the community beyond the boundaries of campus is an integral part of the student experience at Rockhurst University. While service at Rockhurst is voluntary, more than 85% of students participate in service during their years at Rockhurst.  Service to others in the Jesuit tradition provides students with an opportunity to reflect on the broader issues that shape our world, ask important questions about the injustices found in our society and learn that their decisions have implications for others. Through service, Rockhurst students use their gifts and put them into action as men and women for others. The Finucane Service Scholarship is an important way that Rockhurst University promotes on-going, meaningful service to the community.

The Finucane Service Scholarship is a talent scholarship with many applicants each year. The students who receive the Finucane Service Scholarship are leaders in service and as such are expected to continue their service leadership during their career at Rockhurst by giving a minimum of 75 hours each calendar year in service to others.

Interested in becoming a Finucane Scholar?

The Center for Service Learning administers this scholarship for incoming students. Interested students should let your admission counselor know of your decision to apply for the scholarship. If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact Julia Vargas, director, Center for Service Learning at 816-501-4545 or

Transfer students- The 2020 Transfer scholarship application is now available for transfer students starting in January 2020. Applications are due January 6, 2020.

Incoming freshman- The 2020 Freshman Scholarship application is now available for first year students starting in August 2020. Applications are due February 16, 2020.

Current Finucane Scholars 2019-2020 Timeline

 August 27 - November 20 – Check-in with the Center for Service Learning. Hand in service-transcript forms for any service you did over the summer. Discuss your plans for service during fall semester. Remember – the Center for Service Learning is available to help you find an on-going organization for service. Interested in setting a goal to complete 100 hours of service this year? If so, let the Center for Service Learning know you want to work towards the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

December 10 – Submit hours for the fall semester.

January 14 – 31 – Check-in with the Center for Service Learning: Hand in service-transcripts for any service you did over Christmas break and discuss your plans for service during spring semester.  

May  10 – Submit hours for the spring semester.