Student Awards

College

College of Education and Human Development (Twin Cities)

Community Outreach and Engagement Award—(Twin Cities) Sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, this award recognizes a graudate or undergraduate student who have been involved in public service and who have encouraged and emphasized civic engagement as a permanent priority of the college. Deadline February.

Outstanding Student Leadership Award—(Twin Cities) Sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, registered CEHD graduating seniors or graduate students who have proven leadership skills and who have had a positive impact on CEHD, the University, and community are eligible. Deadline February.

College of Liberal Arts (Twin Cities)

Dr. Matthew Stark Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Award—(Twin Cities) Student nominee should have shown a unique and demonstrable contribution to the democratic process in one or more of the areas of social justice, civil liberties, civil rights, or public education through their research, teaching, outreach, or community engagement.

College of Pharmacy (Twin Cities)

Pharmacy Community Service Award—(Twin Cities) Sponsored by the College of Pharmacy (Twin Cities), graduating students who have made significant contributions to the communities’ education.

 

Campus

President's Student Leadership and Service Award—(Twin Cities) Facilitated in coordination with the Office of the President, Office for Student Affairs, University of Minnesota Alumni Association and Student Unions & Actvities, this award recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leaders at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  Deadline January.

University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award—(Twin Cities) This award annually awards scholarships to undergraduate student leaders for their academic achievement, personal character, leadership qualities, and contributions to the University of Minnesota.  Candidates must first apply for the President's Student Leadership and Service Award in order to be considered for this award.  Deadline January.

Mary A. McEvoy Award—(Twin Cities) The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) annually presents this award to graduate and professional students who display leadership and public engagement above and beyond their normal duties and responsibilities.  Candidates must first apply for the President's Student Leadership and Service Award in order to be considered for this award.  Deadline January. 

Tony Diggs Excellence Award—(Twin Cities) Sponsored by Student Unions & Activities, this award recognizes student group achievements. The award is open to all Campus Life Programs and Registered Student Organizations, which include registered student groups who serve undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Deadline February.

Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student Leadership—(Twin Cities) Awarded by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, this award honors an undergraduate student(s) for their exceptional academic achievement, personal character, and outstanding institution-wide leadership and service. Candidates must first apply for the President's Student Leadership and Service Award in order to be considered for this award.  Deadline January.

 

Systemwide

Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards—Sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity, current undergraduate, graduate, or professional students who demonstrate outstanding achievement and leadership in academic performance and/or outreach/activism. For graduate and professional nominees, the nominees research and scholarly interest must focus on issues of equity, diversity, and/or social justice. Deadline Fall.

Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award—Sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity, this award honors faculty, staff, and students who, through their principles and practices, exemplify Dr. Josie Johnson’s standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments. Deadline March.

Outstanding Community Service Awards—Awarded through the Office for Public Engagement, this award is open to students, staff, faculty, and community partners who have made an extraordinary, significant contribution to the betterment of society through his/her research, academic studies, and/or public service. Deadline February.

 

State

Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Student Leadership Award—Sponsored by Minnesota Campus Compact, this award is for an individual student or a student organization that models a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership, evidenced by initiative, innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public issues, effective community building, and integration of civic engagement into the college experience. 

National

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Dissertation Recognition—Awarded by the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), this award acknowledges and celebrates a dissertation that advances research on service-learning and community engagement through rigorous and innovative inquiry and has the potential impact—including on the study of it, the pratice of it, and/or the cultures and systems within which it is undertaken.  

National Society for Experiential Education Outstanding Experiential Education Research/Dissertation Award—This award recognizes an NSEE member who has published or completed a doctoral dissertation within the past two years that makes important contributions to our understanding of experiential education.  

Newman Civic Fellowship—Sponsored by Campus Compact, this fellowship honors inspiring undergraduate or graduate student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.  

Jefferson Awards Foundation GlobeChangers—GlobeChangers identifies extraordinary young people with big ideas and big energy, matches them with a mentor, and trains them to turn their big idea into a national or global service project. 

Jefferson Awards Foundation Lead360—Lead360 is a national contest giving young people the opportunity to share their stories of service with millions of people around the world.    

 

International

MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship—Sponsored by the Talloires Network and the MacJannet Foundation, this award recognizes exceptional student community engagement initiatives at Talloires Network member universities and contributions financially to their ongoing public service efforts.  As a member of the Talloires Network, the University of Minnesota is invited to submit up to two nominations to be considered for this award. The Office for Public Engagement facilitates the selection process for the university.  Deadline January.