Community Impact Award

Presented during the annual Student Conference since 2006, the Community Impact Awards recognize one outstanding undergraduate student service leader selected by each member campus. The award may honor an individual for multiple or diverse forms of engagement including: volunteer service, service-learning, policy work, community organizing, advocacy, internships, or campus leadership. All award winners should clearly demonstrate:

  • Deep commitment to partnering with others to address community issues
  • Outstanding ability to lead and inspire fellow students to engage
  • Tangible evidence of sustainable impact of his or her work

Community Impact Award winners are selected by each campus. Any full-time, undergraduate student at a member campus is eligible. Winners may also apply for a Marshall Alternative Service Experiences Scholarship.

Winners receive a certificate and small gift. They are recognized on stage at the CSNAP Student Conference and in the program, and the Compact prepares a press release highlighting their accomplishments.

Submission Information

Community Impact Award winners should be selected by the campus in late spring/early fall. Award winner information must be submitted to the Compact by early October.

  • Campus faculty/staff must complete the Community Impact Selection Form.
  • Campus contact then uploads Student Winner headshot photo. Link currently inactive. (Image should be "print-quality" .jpeg file named with student winner's last name.)

Past Community Impact Winners

Marshall Alternative Service Experience Scholarship

The Marshall Alternative Service Experience (ASE) Scholarship supports the participation of Community Impact Award honorees in an alternative break program organized by a North Carolina Campus Compact member school.

The scholarship was created in 2015 by Aaron Marshall, a former Community Impact Award and Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award winner. During his undergraduate career at Western Carolina University, Aaron was part of 9 alternative service trips as a participant and leader. He believes strongly in the power of the “disorienting dilemma” alternative breaks present to students as they step out of their comfort zones. Moreover, Aaron knows firsthand how these programs provide real opportunities for student leadership. The Marshall ASE Scholarship gives other students the chance to have similar transformative experiences. 

The scholarship (up to $250) will fund the recipient’s participation in an alternative service experience in which the student takes on a leadership role. Preference is given to students who receive federal financial aid and/or are active duty military, reservist, National Guard, or a veteran or their dependent.

Selection Criteria:

  • Students are recipients of the Community Impact Award
  • Students plan to attend an alternative service experience during an academic break at a North Carolina Campus Compact member institution.
  • Students demonstrate capacity and desire to lead, facilitate and organize an alternative service experience at their institution within the coming academic year.
  • Preference is given to students who are currently receiving financial aid, and/or are military veterans or their dependents. 

Past Marshall ASE Scholarship Winners

2015 - Madison Wilcox, UNC Pembroke (pictured with Aaron Marshall)

Questions? Please contact Chad Fogleman, 336-278-7197.