Students in Service Awards™

Posted by on November 21, 2010

I’m writing to share an exciting new college student scholarship opportunity!  It’s called the Students in Service Awards™, and is a national search for inspirational college students who are positively impacting social and environmental challenges facing our communities.  This is open to ALL college students (see specific eligibility requirements on the website).

Washington Campus Compact has partnered with Inspireum, a technology company that runs national inspirational awards programs, to celebrate the service work of these outstanding college students.  Together, we seek to engage the broader community in supporting students, colleges and universities, and community organizations that cultivate student civic leadership through service.

The Students in Service Awards™ include scholarships and grants to three benefactors:
•         College/University Students:  One winner will receive a $5,000 academic service scholarship. Two runners-up will each receive $2,500 scholarships.
•         College/University Service-Learning Centers:  $2,500 grants will go to the college or university service-learning center of each of the three finalists for the purpose of supporting their civic engagement programs for students.
•         Nonprofit Partners:  $2,500 grants will go to each of the three nonprofit partners sponsoring the winning service projects to support their vital community work.

Students who apply for this award will have their projects posted on the Students in Service Awards website.  Students, educators, family members, and other community members will be invited to vote for their favorite student/service project.   Fan votes and the Washington Campus Compact staff will select the top 50 inspirational Semifinalists. A national Selection Committee of civic leaders, along with a fan vote, chooses the final Students In Service AwardTM winner and scholarship recipients.

Also, we have developed an interim website,, to provide you with additional details on eligibility and the nomination process.  The comprehensive website will be open for nominations December 15, 2010 through January 28, 2011.

Please share this opportunity throughout your networks and with college students you know who are making a difference.  This is our pilot year and we hope that through this scholarship program, we can collectively bring greater visibility to the valuable service college students are doing to strengthen our communities.  Finalists will be announced at the Continuums of Service conference in San Diego on April 28th, 2011.

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