- Nominee must be currently enrolled at a Campus Compact member institution
- Nominee must be nominated by the president or chancellor of their institution
- Each institution may nominate only one student
- For institutions with both undergraduate and graduate programs, presidents and chancellors are encouraged to recommend the most deserving student, with preference given to undergraduate students
- In keeping with Frank Newman’s passion for educational access, we encourage presidents and chancellors to give preference to students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education
- Nominee must have at least one year of their education remaining (either at their current institution or at a different one)
- Nominees must commit to providing a short reflection piece (video, article, or letter format) to Campus Compact during their fellowship year
- Nominee’s institution must commit to helping the nominee identify a local mentor for the duration of the fellowship
All nominations are due by 11:59pm EST on February 1, 2018.
The Newman Civic Fellowship is intended to honor the leadership legacy of Frank Newman by recognizing community-committed students who:
- Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change
- Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization
- Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement
The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.