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Community-University Engagement Awards

 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards
C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Awards

Click here to view the Community-Engagement Award application guidelines.

Click here to apply to for the 2016 Community-University Engagement Awards.

About the Awards

Since 2006, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, have partnered to recognize the outstanding community-university engagement scholarship work of four-year public universities. The Community-University Engagement Awards Program recognizes colleges and universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities.

The Community-University Engagement Awards Program includes the WK Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards and the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award.

The WK Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards are given to the winner of each of four regional competitions and are presented annually each fall during the ESC Annual Conference. Prior to the ESC Annual Conference, the winners of each of the four regions are selected by a panel of university engagement scholars appointed by the ESC Board of Directors and the APLU Council on Engagement and Outreach Executive Committee. In addition, the panel may select one additional application per region that is identified as an exemplary application for special recognition at the ESC Annual Conference.

Each winner of a region receives the WK Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award and competes for the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award.

Each WK Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award recipient receives two complimentary registrations for the ESC Annual Conference and $2,500 to support the production of a two-minute video “story” about their partnership and to defray expenses for travel to the ESC Annual Conference. The video is shown at the ESC Annual Conference, is part of the review process for the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, and is shown at the APLU Annual Meeting. During the ESC Annual Conference, each of the four regional winners receives an award object and also certificates to be shared with their community partners.

In November of each year, the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award is presented during the APLU Annual Meeting and includes a sculpture and a $20,000 prize. The national award is named for C. Peter Magrath, APLU president from 1992 to 2005. At the APLU Annual meeting in November the three regional winners not chosen for the Magrath award each receive a cash prize of $5,000.

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