Community Impact Student Award

Presented during the Student Conference since 2006, the Community Impact Student Awards recognize one outstanding undergraduate student service leader from 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 Student Award winners are selected by each campus. Any full-time, undergraduate student at a member campus is eligible.

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 Selection Form

Upload Student Winner Headshot Photo  (link to upload folder. Please provide a "print-quality" .jpeg file. Please name the file with your student winners last name.)

New this year: Impact Award winners may apply to win an Alternative Service Experience Scholarship! More info coming soon.

2015 Award Timeline

  • Aug. 14: CISA Winner Nomintion Form Opens
  • Aug.- Sept.: Each campuses selects its 1 student winner and notifies the student
  • Sept. 1: CSNAP Conference Registration Opens - each campus should register its CISA winner!
  • Oct. 2: Deadline to submit CISA Winner Nomination Form and Headshot Photo 
  • Oct. 5: Deadline to register student winners for CSNAP Conference
  • Nov. 2: CISA winner press releases sent out
  • Nov. 6-7: CSNAP Conference at UNC Pembroke, student winners should attend

Past Winners


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