National Campus Compact and External Awards

Newman Civic Fellows Award

2016_11_19_EMKInstitute_CampusCompact-224-1024x683Campus Compact is now accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Nominations will be accepted through February 3, 2020.

The nomination period is now open for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions.

The fellowship is a one-year experience that provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions to help them develop strategies for social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides in-person and virtual learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities.

Presidents and chancellors are encouraged to nominate one current student on the basis of their motivation and potential to create long-term social change. Nominations are due February 1, 2019. Learn more and nominate a student at

Congratualtions to the 2019-2020 Indiana Newman Civic Fellows:

  • Anderson University, Daniel Gaines
  • Indiana University Northwest, Jennifer Webber
  • Indiana University South Bend, Rodger Pinto
  • IUPUI, Kevin Sanders
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus, Cristina Villani
  • Saint Mary’s College, Guadalupe Gonzalez
  • University of Indianapolis, Natalie Benson

The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award


  • The online application form will open on March 17, 2020
  • The nomination deadline will be June 2, 2020
  • The 2020 recipient & finalists will be announced in Fall 2020

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. The award — previously known as the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning — is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University. 


Eva Zygmunt, Helen Gant Elmore Distinguished Professor of Elementary Education and co-director of the Alliance for Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation at Ball State University, as the recipient of the 2018 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award.




Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
The Ernest A. Lynton Award recognizes full-time, pre-tenure faculty who connect their teaching, research, and service to community engagement. Learn more >

Hult Prize

Each year, the Hult Prize team issues a big bold challenge aligned with a large market opportunity inspiring students from over 100 countries to solve it’s greatest problem.

HULT PRIZE ON CAMPUS – Hult Prize Ambassadors organize and educate their students in over 300 campuses around the world.

ADP Awards

The American Democracy Project annually recognizes and rewards leadership in civic engagement on our AASCU member campuses. The William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement is given to provosts, the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement recognizes early-career faculty and staff, and the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement honors exemplary faculty members who have more than five years of teaching experience on an AASCU campus.

The 2016 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

Grinnell Prize

Up to two $100,000 prizes will be presented to individuals less than 15 years out of their bachelor program who demonstrate leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Half of the monetary prize will be given to the recipient (or shared between two recipients, in case of a shared prize) and half will be contributed to an organization designated by the winner. Nominees may be nationals of any country; no affiliation to Grinnell College is required. The program encourages a global and diverse pool of candidates.

New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards

The Washington Center’s New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards recognize institutions achieving breadth and depth of civic engagement through sustained and mutually transformational partnerships that define and address issues of public concern at any level from the local to the global.