Civic Engagement at Skidmore
 

Newman Civic Fellow Award

Each year, Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges committed to civic engagement, sponsors the Newman Civic Fellows Award. This award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem-solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world. 

Past Newman Civic Fellows

 

Eligibility and Nominations

Eligibility: Current sophomores and juniors 

Newman Civic Fellows Awards are intended to honor the leadership legacy of Frank Newman by prioritizing recognition for student leaders who:

  1. go beyond direct service to seek long-term solutions for social issues.
  2. inspire and engage others. 
  3. demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective and long-term civic engagement.

Nominations: are due February 1, 2018.

Email nominations to Michelle Hubbs, Director of Community Service

Faculty/Staff Letter of Recommendation
Please provide a brief statement (200-word max) summarizing the nominee’s civic leadership. This may include, for example, the student’s involvement in public policy reform, community organizing, community-based research, social entrepreneurism, or other efforts to build the capacity of community-based organizations. We also would like to know why you believe this person has the motivation and leadership potential to make significant contributions to public problem-solving and to a network of similarly dedicated students. The profile should address the following award criteria about how nominees:

  1. go beyond direct service to seek long-term solutions for social issues.
  2. inspire and engage others. 
  3. demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective and long-term civic engagement.

Also, please provide the following information for the nominee:

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