Campus Compact Awards

Presidents’ Awards

From their page:

“Each president or chancellor from an Iowa or Minnesota Campus Compact member campus may select one recipient (individual or group) in each of the following three categories. A campus may select a recipient for one, two, or all three of the categories. Each recipient selected by their president/chancellor will be recognized at the awards event in their state. Please, only one presidents’ award selection per category, per campus. To avoid confusion, ensure only the president/chancellor’s designee submits this award selection information. Please fill out the presidents’ awards section below including contact information, a brief (50 words or less) description of the reasons that person, group, or organization was selected for this recognition, and a photograph of the recipient.

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: 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.
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: This award is for a member of the faculty, administration, or staff or for a group (e.g., advisory committee, task force, project team) that has significantly advanced their campus’ distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others’ civic and community engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement.
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: This award is for a community-based individual or organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes.”

Follow this link to find more information about the award, eligibility criteria, and more.

A news release about the 2020 Carleton Awardees.

Newman Civic Fellowship

From their page:

“The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor on the basis of their potential for public leadership.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. The yearlong program, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, includes virtual learning opportunities and networking as part of a national network of engaged student leaders and an optional in-person convening.

We view the Newman Civic Fellowship as a core component of our strategy to build a national network of engaged student leaders who can support one another in building transformational partnerships between campuses and communities.”

Follow this link to find more information about the fellowship, eligibility criteria, and more.

Phillips Scholarship

From their website

“The Phillips Scholars Program supports potential leaders with outstanding academic credentials who intend to dedicate a portion of their lives to community service. Five competitively selected Phillips Scholars are eligible to receive a $6,000 junior-year scholarship, a $4,000 summer award to support the development and implementation of a self-designed service project to address unmet needs in Minnesota communities, $500 from the project resource funding and a $6,000 senior-year scholarship contingent on the successful completion of the summer project.”

Four Friends

The Four Friends Fellowship was established in 2012 by a gift to Carleton from (L to R) John Youngblood ’81, Peter Ross ’80, Danal Abrams ’80, and Jeff Appelquist ’80 (collectively, “Four Friends”) in thanks for all the experiences they have had together since meeting at Carleton in the late 1970s. In establishing the fellowship, The Four Friends sought to express their fondness for Carleton College and appreciation for the abiding connections they formed during college and have continued to grow throughout their lifetimes. The Fellowship is awarded annually to the group of two or more Carleton students proposing the most compelling experience.

In 2019, the administration of this fellowship moved to the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE), with a deepened focus on social impact and community development on and off campus. Carleton projects that engage in the wider communities have dual impacts. They generate individual transformation for students and long term relationships and connections around common goals.

We encourage proposals for collaborative projects that address an issue of social justice, especially those that are building off of activities that are already happening on campus and/or uniting curricular and co-curricular learning. What are projects that build on the momentum of engaged Carleton programming already in motion? While CCCE programs are organized into four focus areas; Food & Environmental Justice, Health and Belonging, Educational Equity, and Peace, Conflict & Democracy, our work is very intersectional and combines curricular and co-curricular projects. For example, Food Recovery Network is a robust volunteer program that is collaborating with an Academic Civic Engagement anthropology course. Environmental Studies students use academic research to consult on policy suggestions for the Northfield Climate Action Plan, building off the work that the CCCE Food & Environmental Justice cohort supports.

Could you and your friends use a summer to creatively build on your student leadership and publicly engaged coursework to further your social impact and build lifelong friendships in the process? We think you can! This is not your typical pre-professional break experience. Follow your passion, be creative and consider the incredible assets Carls bring to the table. Use your imagination and consider such options as an art or science project; the creation and performance of a musical and/or dramatic work; or a capacity-expanding project for a local organization.

Funding: Up to $4,000 total available to be awarded to one or more proposing groups of students, with the objective of strengthening friendships and doing good.

Eligibility: The Four Friends Fellowship is intended for any group of two or more First-Year, Sophomore, or Junior Carls to use intra-term or during any summer or winter break prior to graduation, and may take place either on- or off-campus. Projects must include a reciprocal community engagement component designed to deepen relationships within and beyond the Carleton community and generate ongoing enthusiasm for social impact, community development and the Four Friends Fellowship.

  • Students studying any discipline or combination of disciplines are eligible.
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing.
  • Seniors are ineligible to apply, even if applying with younger students.
  • This award is not intended to fund student organizations or travel for established groups on campus.
  • Travel to the home countries of any international student applicants will not be supported by the Four Friends fellowship.
  • Must include a reciprocal community engagement component. Learn more about ethical community engagement at the CCCE website.

Selection Criteria: Successful Four Friends Fellowship applicants will collaborate on the development of a group project that is creative, feasible, and honors diverse forms of knowledge. Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • originality of the idea (including its spirit of innovation and honors diverse forms of knowledge);
  • The project has a reciprocal component, developing deep connections among Carleton students and the wider community;
  • viability of the plan and budget; evidence of extensive collaboration in the proposal and the plan itself ;
  • And the overall quality of the proposal.

Do not feel constrained when imagining possible experiences that could be funded, and do not assume that you must already be very close friends in order to apply for this award. You might wish to explore a friendship or common interest that is just emerging! Think collaboration, creativity and camaraderie. The Four Friends have produced a video describing their goals for the fellowship, which you may wish to consult in developing your application ideas.

The Application Process: The Center for Community and Civic Engagement will correspond with ONE group member, so each group should appoint a contact person. That person will be responsible for gathering and submitting all elements of the proposal (except for the recommendation(s)). Your group contact person should submit the application (at the bottom of this page) including the resumes of all members of the group.

In addition, one recommendation from a person outside of the group who can act as a reference (e.g., a Resident Assistant, a faculty member or an employer) must be submitted online.