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Newman Civic Fellows Award 2011

I encourage presidents in the AASCU network to consider nominating one of their students for the prestigious Newman Civic Fellows Award that is sponsored by Campus Compact, an ADP partner organization.

Eligible students must be enrolled in institutions that are members of Campus Compact. Not sure if your campus is a member? Check this website to find out. This award will recognize students who are bettering their community through community-based problem solving. To read more about the award, please see below. The following information was taken from this website. – Cecilia Orphan


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

About the Award

The Newman Civic Fellows 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.

Newman Civic Fellows are nominated by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership. Newman Civic Fellows awards are made in memory of Frank Newman, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform. Frank Newman’s leadership was selfless, optimistic, and determined, spanning an incredible career of more than five decades. At the core of Dr. Newman’s leadership was a belief in the power of individuals to make a difference and in the power of connection with others. Newman Civic Fellows form a unique network of leaders who will inspire and keep hope alive for one another during college and afterward, as the network expands exponentially each year. Frank Newman had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who want to make a difference. The Newman Civic Fellows are reflections and affirmations of his life’s work.

Nomination Guidelines and Award Process

Deadline for nominations: Monday, April 18, 2011

Sophomores and juniors at four-year institutions and second year students at two-year institutions are eligible for nomination. Only Campus Compact member college and university presidents may nominate students. Only one student per campus may be nominated each year. Each student nominated will become a Newman Civic Fellow. Nominations for the 2011 Newman Civic Fellows Awards must be made by Monday, April 18, 2011. Newman Civic Fellows will receive certificates and invitations to join the Newman Civic Fellows network shortly after the nomination process is closed.

How to Submit a Nomination

Step 1: Complete the Nomination Form

Step 2:  Upload additional requirements:

  • Letter of Nomination
  • Nominee Community Involvement Summary
  • Nominee photo (.jpg)

The Frank Newman Leadership Fund, established in 2004 by Frank Newman’s family and friends, supports the Newman Civic Fellows Awards. The Fund is dedicated to acknowledging and creating opportunity for emerging civic leaders. For more information or to contribute to the fund, contact asmitter {at} compact(.)org.

Learn more about Frank Newman.

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