Community Engagement and Scholarship Award

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General Information

The Penn State Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship was established in 2008 by the Vice President for Outreach in collaboration with the University Council on Engagement and the Faculty Senate Committee on Outreach.  The award recognizes up to two outstanding Penn State projects and initiatives that best exemplify the description of an engaged institution found in the Kellogg Commission’s report Returning to Our Roots: The Engaged Institution. The Penn State Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship consists of a stipend of $1,000.

The recipient(s) of the Penn State Community Engagement and Scholarship Award is submitted as Penn State’s nominee(s) for the Northeast region W.K. Kellogg Foundation Outreach Scholarship Award, sponsored by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). Penn State may submit two nominees for the regional award. Regional winners advance to compete for the national C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award.

Eligibility

Engagement partnerships that are featured in the applications should exemplify the description of engaged institutions found in the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities’ report Returning to our Roots: The Engaged Institution. The initiative must have a designated lead faculty or staff member, and must include one or more community partners.

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Past Winners

YearName of initiativeDepartmentLeaders
2010 keepin' it REAL Communication Arts and Sciences Michael Hecht
Communication Arts and Sciences Michelle Miller-Day
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