Newman Civic Fellows Award

Nominations Now Open for 2015 Newman Civic Fellows 

Deadline: March 4 

Now is the time to nominate students for Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows Award. This prestigious annual award recognizes community-involved student leaders at member campuses across the nation. All members are encouraged to nominate a student to receive this special recognition.

Each campus’s president or chancellor can nominate one student to become a Newman Civic Fellow. Nominated students will receive an award certificate and an invitation to join the Newman Civic Fellows online network. They will also be featured prominently in the Campus Compact’s national and state communications. Nominations will be accepted until March 4, 2015. The online application can be found here.

2014 Newman Civic Fellows

Campus Compact has named 17 students from MACC member colleges and universities as Newman Civic Fellows for 2014. This national award honors undergraduates who have the motivation and ability to make substantial contributions toward public problem solving.

Newman Civic Fellows are nominated by their campus president or chancellor on the basis of their demonstrated investment in the community. The Massachusetts Civic Fellows join a pool of 197 Fellows from across the country working to tackle community challenges.

More information, including profiles of the 2014 Massachusetts Newman Civic Fellows, is available here.

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. Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership.

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 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.

Meet the 2013 Massachusetts Newman Civic Fellows here.