UW-Madison undergraduates are encouraged to apply for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a nationwide award honoring a community-committed student. Interested UW-Madison undergraduate students can nominate themselves by completing this application. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 28th at 11:59 pm CST.
The Fellowship recognizes and supports students with at least one year remaining in their undergraduate education who demonstrate commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Recipients are not only honored for previous work but receive training and resources to further their passions and help them develop strategies for social change.
UW-Madison will select one undergraduate student to serve as a 2023-24 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellowship honors the leadership legacy of Frank Newman, a lifelong champion for education, by recognizing community-committed students who meet these criteria:
- Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities 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 Newman Civic Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation. Administrative support comes from Campus Compact. Campus Compact is a coalition of colleges and universities advancing the public purpose of higher education by deepening schools’ ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.
Learn more here.
Click to apply.
This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 11/17/2022.