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Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Campus Compact Awards

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, in partnership with the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards, is pleased to offer a new set of scholarship and award opportunities for students engaged in community-centered service and advocacy. Please review the information below, apply using our online application, and feel free to contact Rachel Vaughn, Carlson Center Director, with any questions.

Context:

The University of Washington is a member of Campus Compacta coalition of higher education institutions committed to advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities, educating students for civic and social responsibility, and working in partnerships to cultivate vital and sustainable communities across the state. As a member institution, our campus has the opportunity to nominate students for service and leadership awards, and support students through the state and national application processes (as indicated for each award).

Award Description and Benefits:

Newman Civic Fellowship: The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Each Campus Compact member institution in the nation is eligible to nominate one student per year for this fellowship. The UW nominee for the Newman Civic Fellowship will receive the following benefits:

    • A $500 stipend in recognition of their service and leadership work
    • The opportunity to present at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 24, 2017
    • A letter of reference for the award from the University of Washington
    • Mentoring and support throughout the Newman Civic Fellowship year (if selected by Campus Compact)

Washington Campus Compact: Students Serving Washington Awards:

  • Presidents’ Leadership Awards are given to two selected student service leaders from each of the Washington Campus Compact member institutions for their leadership and service. Students selected as UW nominees for the Presidents’ Leadership Award will receive the following benefits:
    • A $500 stipend in recognition of their service and leadership work
    • The opportunity to present at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 24, 2017
    • A letter of reference for the award from the University of Washington
    • Support for applying directly to Washington Campus Compact for the Outstanding Service Award, which carries the potential for a $7500 award to be divided evenly between the selected student, their institution, and their community partner.
  • Outstanding Service Award: Outstanding Service Award recipients will receive a $7,500 award divided equally between the students, their institution, and community partner for current service projects addressing critical issues in Washington. Please note that there is no limit to the number of UW students who may apply for the Outstanding Service Award, and nomination is not required for this award. Submission through the UW’s online application process will, however, provide students with the opportunity for feedback and support in crafting the strongest application possible.
  • Social Entrepreneur Award: Social Entrepreneur Award recipients will receive $10,000 in seed grant funding for their institution to be used for developing their proposal into a project that addresses the critical issue. As with the Outstanding Service Award, nomination is not required for this award. Submission through the UW’s online application process will, however, provide students with the opportunity for feedback and support in crafting the strongest application possible.

Award Applications:

By submitting this online application, you will be considered for these awards & nominations and offered feedback on your application. If you have not done so already, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with each award using the links above, and select which award(s) you would like to submit through our online system.

  • Newman Civic Fellowship: UW nomination is required for this award. Please complete this application to be considered for nomination.
  • Washington Campus Compact Presidents’ Leadership Award: UW nomination is required for this award. Please complete this application to be considered for nomination.
  • Washington Campus Compact Social Entrepreneur and Outstanding Service Awards. No nomination required, but complete this application to let us know you plan to apply and get feedback on your application materials. All applicants will be encouraged to submit their proposals to the statewide application pool.

To be eligible for these awards, students must be:

  • Undergraduates – freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors (seniors are not eligible unless they intend to enroll as full-time students in at least summer or fall quarter 2017),
  • Able to demonstrate leadership and service.

Campus Nomination Process:

A campus selection panel will review all completed applications and select students for these awards. Selection and nomination will be based on:

  • Service Impact
  • Demonstrated Leadership
  • Collaboration & Partnership with Community
  • Demonstrated commitment and time to project
  • Overall clarity and quality of application.

Timeline:           

Application Released:  January 20, 2017

Application Deadline:  February 6, 2017

Committee Review:  February 7-10

Feedback Emails/Appointments:  February 13-17

Student revision/improvement of applications:  February 21-24

Final Submissions to Washington Campus Compact and Newman Award:  February 27th

 

Questions?

Email engage@uw.edu or call Rachel Vaughn, Carlson Center Director, at (206) 685-2705.