What is a Student Ambassador?

Student ambassadors assist in college recruitment and college retention activities.  Working through the Student Life and Leadership offices at each campus and center, they provide both future students and current students with the information they need to succeed at FSCJ.

Qualifications

Students must:

  • Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Be a college-credit, degree-seeking student in an Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), or Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) program of study.
  • Have earned and maintain an all college cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above. If GPA falls below a 2.5, student will lose the talent grant and position.
  • Enroll in a minimum of nine college-credit hours during the fall and spring terms. The student can choose to enroll in six hours during the summer term. At least one-half of the total enrollment each term must be on the campus for which the student has made the agreement to attend. If the student drops/withdraws from a college course, he/she must maintain the initially contracted enrollment status or lose the talent grant and position.
  • Demonstrate a history of involvement in campus activities in high school or college.
  • Serve at least 10 hours per week Monday-Friday with flexibility as needed.
  • Provide own transportation.
  • Understand that if he/she has completed more than 90 college credit hours, including all transfer hours, he/she will be ineligible to receive a talent grant unless he/she is enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Understand that he/she is eligible to receive no more than 72 total credit hours on any one or combination of talent grants provided by the College unless he/she is enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program.

What are the Duties/Activities?

  • Assist with campus tours
  • Assist with orientation, registration, open houses and special events
  • Participate in the campus Student Government Association
  • Participate in year-end Graduation/Commencement ceremonies
  • Participate in the campus Student Government Association, Commencement ceremonies, College recruitment efforts, Student Life programs, Collegewide ambassador training, marketing activities and special committees as needed.
  • Be familiar with campus resources

What Else Should I Know?

Student ambassadors are not student employees or student workers. They receive a talent grant award and do not complete a student work schedule form. Students are eligible to receive scholarship funds to assist with the cost of tuition and books.

How Do I Apply?

Applications are submitted and accepted each March. For more information, please contact your campus Student Life and Leadership office or Kerry Roth, Associate Director of Student Engagement at studentambassadors@fscj.edu.