Newman Civic Fellows

Posted by on January 28, 2013


Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership. While the criteria are basic and designed to create flexibility in presidential choice, we are seeking students who are engaged in systemic change (policy work, social entrepreneurism, efforts to build nonprofit capacity, etc.) versus direct service. Each student who is nominated will become a Newman Civic Fellow, receive a certificate and and join a national network of fellows from past years. While the network is primarily virtual, several states convene fellows for various activities and events. Newman Civic Fellows awards are made in memory of Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform. The award is sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. For additional detail on nomination criteria, history, and frequently asked questions, please visit:

January 7: Nomination process opens
March 1: Nomination process closes
Mid-March: Award notifications sent to students, presidents and state affiliate offices
April: Certificates are distributed to students through presidents and award ceremonies (as applicable to individual states and schools)

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