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Service Learning

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has" ~ Margaret Mead

Awards, Certificates and Recognition

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

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 for 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 in May and will receive a Service Learning Stole and a small 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.

Your charitable contributions make a difference to Palomar Service Learning students and the community we serve. Palomar Service Learning Students may be nominated by their professors or service site for the Excellence in Service Learning Award. Nominees much submit a paper or video showing the impact of their Service Learning. Winner are selected by the Service Learning Committee and receive a scholarship with the award. No gift is too small. All contributions are welcomed from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Funds for the Service Learning Scholarhip are collected through the Palomar College Foundation (Fund number 1278) Please click on DONATE

Service Learning Scholarship Fund


Congratulations to the 2018 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.

2018 Excellence in Service Learning Award Nominees


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: