Newman Civic Fellows Award Nomination
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. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need in order to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities.
Newman Civic Fellows are nominated by college and university presidents and chancellors to acknowledge motivation and potential in public leadership. Newman Civic Fellows are nominated for their demonstrated commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national exemplars of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world. The Newman Civic Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.
At UCA, we use the following process to select the recipient of this national award:
- Campuswide call for nominations
- Application materials submitted by nominee
- Applications reviewed by Service-Learning Advisory Committee and awardee selected
- Awardee formally nominated to Campus Compact by UCA President
The student selected for this award should
- Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change
- Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization
- Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement
Also, please note that nominees must have at least one year of their education remaining (either at their current institution or at a different one).