Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship

The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship recognizes two individual students—one undergraduate and one graduate—who have significantly engaged in their community as part of a dynamic learning experience. Syracuse University embraces this commitment to promote positive change that simultaneously advances knowledge and meets real-world needs, magnifying impact and interconnectedness.

First presented in 1992, the award grew out of an interest among students working with Syracuse University Students for the United Way to honor fellow students for their contributions to the community. The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship furthers that objective.

Criteria For Nomination

Nominations should demonstrate student commitment to promote public engagement and scholarship that enhances learning and helps to meet real-world needs. Please provide examples of: leadership—especially those that have motivated others; innovative scholarship and community engagement and impact on student learning; and the importance or impact the student’s work has had for the particular agency, program and clients, as well as for the student.

Nominating Procedure

Deadline for nominations is Monday, March 29, 2021.

Nominations may be submitted via the online form. Nominations must be limited to no more than two (2) typed double-spaced pages, or to the space on the nomination form.  Please label each page with the nominee’s name. Photographs may be included with the nomination form, and additional information or attachments will be accepted.

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