Finucane Scholars

Students smiling at service project

Finucane Scholars

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 campus boundaries 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 essential 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 ongoing, 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.

Are you interested in becoming a Finucane Scholar?

The Center for Service Learning administers this scholarship for incoming students. If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact Julia Vargas, Director, Center for Service Learning, at 816-501-4545 or

Incoming Freshman - The 2024 Freshman Scholarship Application deadline was February 15, 2024.

Transfer Students - The 2024 Transfer Scholarship Application is now available. The application deadline is June 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Current Finucane Scholars 2023-2024 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 the fall semester. Remember – the Center for Service Learning is available to help you find an ongoing organization for service. Are you 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 the spring semester.  

May  10 – Submit hours for the spring semester.