Service Learning

Palomar College

Certificates and Recognition

Certificate of Completion, and Graduation Cords & Stoles for Dedicated Service Learning Students.

   Recognition of Service
Students who complete the following requirements for total service hours have the option to apply for the following:
Service Learning Certificate of Completion
–  15 hours of service. Fill out the form.
Service Learning Graduation Cord* –  50 hours of service total while a student at Palomar. Cord cost is $10
 Service Learning Graduation Embroidered Stole* –  100 hours of service total while a student at Palomar. Stole cost is $15  Please email  if you are interested in a Cord or Stole.
Presidential Volunteer Service Award – a National award recognizing students who complete 100 hours or more of community service during a calendar year. The Service Learning Department will provide documentation of Service Learning Hours completed (IF students have turned in their Service Learning paperwork with signed time sheets)  that can be used toward this award.


Excellence in Service Learning Award

Service Learning Professors and Community Organizations are invited to nominate a student that has shined in his/her Service Learning experience for the Excellence in Service Learning Award. Nominees will be asked to create a poster that advocates for the organization, explains their volunteer role, and the impact their service had on them personally, academically, and what impact they made in the community.

The Service Learning Committee will select the recipients of the annual Excellence in Service Learning Award. Award winners will be honored at the Service Learning Reception (on Tuesday, May 8th 3:00-4:30pm) and will receive a Service Learning Stole and $100 scholarship.

Professors and Service Learning Supervisors- Please nominate students here


Please Contribute to the Palomar College Service Learning Scholarship Fund!

Award winners receive a small scholarship. Your charitable contributions make a difference to Palomar College Service Learning Students, and the community we serve.We appreciate your generosity and support.


Congratulations to the 2017 Excellence in Service Learning Award Winners!

During each semester, Professors and Community Partners are invited to nominate students for the Excellence in Service-Learning Awards. In the Spring, selected students will be awarded the annual Service Learning Scholarship.
Palomar College is proud to have so many excellent service learning students serving our community and representing Palomar College in a positive light.

Palomar College Service Learning  Department awarded the Excellence in Service Learning Award to; Jonathan Corsi, Tiana Torres, Stephanie Ramirez, Pat Rindone, Alex Montgomery, Akiko Patach and Courtney Bobadilla for applying course knowledge and providing exemplary community service. May 4. Johnny Jones/The Telescope


Past Award Winners Share Their Service Learning Experience

Valeria Perez explains in a video  how volunteering as an ASL interpreter for Service Learning was beneficial to her.

Ted Mendenhall shares in a video his experiences with a new community partner,  Traveling Stories.

Pictures of our Award winners in action: