Current members of the Wexner Service Corps may apply for a second year in the program as part of the Senior Leadership Cohort (SLC). Following the selection of new Service Corps members, we will select a small number of SLC members. SLC will have a separate curriculum, an additional weeknight SLC-only Zoom meeting once a month, and unique responsibilities during their additional year of participation in WSC. Applications received prior to the deadline will be carefully reviewed.
Selection criteria includes:
The application will include basic info and several essay questions (listed below).
1. Your WSC Experience
Describe an “Ah-ha!” moment you had during your year as a WSC member. How was it transformative for you? (This moment could be related to: service work, interactions with others, relationships formed, learning, etc.)
2. Your Response To Text
Read and reflect on the text below, then answer the questions listed.
In Genesis 4, the Torah teaches us that when brothers Cain and Abel were out in the fields together, “…Cain set upon his brother Abel and killed him. God said to Cain, ‘Where is your brother Abel?’ And he said, ‘I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’”
Please answer the following questions, and do not take the text so literally.
A. How do you understand Cain’s response?
B. What does it mean for YOU to be “your brother’s” keeper?
C. Who is YOUR BROTHER?
D. How might you be his KEEPER?
E. Explain how your understanding of the text reflects your sense of responsibility to do service for others?
3. Becoming A Role Model
How do you see yourself as a role model for new WSC members?
4. Candidate Statement
As you know, the SLC has a limited number of slots available. In a paragraph, please tell us why you would make an excellent SLC candidate.