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2014 Magrath Award
:: Overview and Applications Guidelines (pdf)
2014 Key Dates
April 4: Entry DeadlineMay 16: Regional Winners AnnouncedSeptember 1: Digital Story Submission DeadlineOctober 7-8: Final Judging, Engagement Scholarship Conference in Edmonton, Alberta
November 2-4: National Winner Announced, APLU 127th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
Recognition of the outreach and engagement partnership efforts of four-year public universities the is the goal of the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award and the Engagement Scholarship/W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award, sponsored by APLU and the Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC).
Established in 2006 with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the awards program seeks to identify colleges and universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement functions to become even more involved with their communities. The engagement awards program consists of two awards: The Engagement Scholarship/W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award and the C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award.
The Engagement Scholarship/W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Awards are presented annually each fall during the Engagement Scholarship Conference (ESC).
The C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award is presented during the APLU Annual Meeting in November and includes a sculpture and a $20,000 prize. The national award is named for C. Peter Magrath, APLU president from 1992 to 2005.
A panel of university engagement scholars will select the regional winners and up to 10 additional exemplary applications. Each will receive a plaque during the National ESC Conference. The regional winners also receive certificates to be shared with their community partners and move on to compete for the national award. The regional award cash prize of $5,000 will be presented at the APLU Annual meeting in November 2014.
Each regional winner receives $2,500 for travel to participate in the ESC and to help support the production of a two minute digital “story” about their partnership to be shown at the conference and the APLU Annual Meeting. The regional winners also are provided two complimentary registrations for the ESC.
2013 Recipient: Young Scholars Program, The Ohio State University2012 Recipient: Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center, East Carolina University
2011 Recipient: From Bozeman to Khwisero: Engineers Without Borders, Montana State University
2010 Recipient: The Riverworks at Sturgeon City, North Carolina State University
2009 Recipient: The American Dream Academy, Arizona State University
2008 Recipient: Rethinking Urban Poverty: the Philadelphia Field Project, The Pennsylvania State University
2007 Recipient: Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
John V. Byrne, former president of Oregon State University and former executive director of the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities, was recently asked to assess the value of the Magrath Award to the university engagement community. The report can be downloaded:The C. Peter Magrath / W. K. Kellogg Engagement Award: An Assessment of Its Value To Engagement
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