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Awards Programs

Campus Compact offers two national awards annually to recognize faculty and student excellence in civic and community engagement. These awards are made possible by the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.

Student Award

Newman Civic Fellows Award - The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated their investment in finding solutions to the challenges that face our communities throughout the country.

“The most important thing an institution does is to prepare a student not for a career, but for a life as a citizen.”

Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact

Faculty Award

Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award – recognizes one faculty member each year 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.

“Campus Compact is such a wonderful force for progress in academic service-learning. I really think that we would be nowhere near where we are today in higher education without your efforts.”

Janet Eyler, 2003 Ehrlich Award recipient

State Campus Compact Awards Programs

State Campus Compact Awards – our State Compact affiliates also offer a wide range of awards recognizing student and faculty and staff achievement.

See also Other Awards of Interest.

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I have always had a drive to serve others and work for the common good. But I never fully realized that I could go beyond volunteerism--that my opinion and hard work could influence policy decisions. My views changed when I sat in the office of one of my legislators in Washington, DC."

-Amanda Coffin, University of Maine at Farmington, Campus Compact student leader