W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards and the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award

The Office for Public Engagement seeks applications for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards and the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which recognize outstanding community-university engagement scholarship at four-year public universities. 

This national recognition program honors institutions of higher education that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and outreach missions to deepen their engagement with communities.  Each APLU member institution is eligible to nominate one engagement initiative or program for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Regional Award.  All regional recipients of this award become eligible for consideration for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award.  

All units (departments, centers, programs, institutes, etc.) on the Twin Cities campus are eligible to submit a nomination. A campus-wide committee facilitated by the Office for Public Engagement will review nominations and select one unit to be considered for the award based on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of the unit's commitment to community engagement;
  • Evidence of reciprocity and shared decision-making in the community-academic partnership;
  • Demonstrated positive impact on the community;
  • Depth of integration of scholarship into the partnership; and
  • Impact on the unit and the University as a whole.

Candidates should submit a two-page statement addressing the criteria to acameron@umn.edu by 5 p.m.Wednesday, March 8.  Upon review, the selection committee will invite one candidate to complete a full application by April 17 that will be submitted to the national competition. For details, contact Amber Cameron, associate director for public engagement initiatives in the Office for Public Engagement, or visit the award website.