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Newman Civic Fellows Award
Sponsored by Campus Compact, this award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.
The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award
Sponsored by national Campus Compact, this award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good.
K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
Sponsored by AAC&U, this award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
This award, presented by The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), recognizes a pre-tenure or early-career contract faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.
The Pearson Prize
Sponsored by the Pearson Foundation, this award recognizes students who have completed at least one year of college, demonstrated leadership in community service and been attending a two- or four-year school.
William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement
The Plater Award is designed to recognize the critical role of the chief academic officer in advancing the civic mission of the campus through curricular reform, public advocacy, accountability for institutional citizenship, faculty development and recruitment, and partnerships with community organizations. The recipient will receive $1,000. Candidates must have served as the chief academic officer of an AASCU member campus for at least three years.
John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement
Sponsored by the American Democracy Project, this award is given in recognition of exemplary early-career leaders who are advancing the wider civic engagement movement through higher education to build a broader public culture of democracy. Candidates must be from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner. Recipient will receive $500.
Sillerman Prize for Innovations in Philanthropy on College Campuses
The purpose of this competition is to identify innovative strategies for advancing philanthropy on University campuses. Both the creation of programs to increase the awareness of university students about their personal philanthropy, or strategies used for developing philanthropic values which last through-out a lifetime are subjects of interest.
Student Leadership Awards
Sponsored by the Jenzabar Foundation, this award recognizes student groups who have made a difference in the world through service and philanthropic activities, including local, national, or international activities.
Harris Wofford Awards
Presented by Youth Service America and sponsored by State Farm, this award was established recognizes a young person (ages 5 -25) who demonstrates exemplary commitment and action to involve his or her peers in service, youth voice, service-learning, or civic engagement activities.