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Following are opportunities for students to receive funding and/or recognition for service to the community. Reminders about upcoming awards are sent through the CSL Student Newsletter (subscribe by emailing csl@ku.edu). You may subscribe and unsubscribe at any time. 

Student Service Learning Scholarship

The Student Service Learning Scholarship is available to undergraduate students taking a semester-long UNIV 492 Local class (not associated with Alternative Breaks) and completing 40 hours of volunteer service with a nonprofit community organization during the same semester.

Up to six scholarships are awarded per semester and applications are accepted during enrollment the previous semester. Priority will be given to applicants demonstrating financial need and/or whose volunteer work will be completed with an organization that addresses social inequality.

Learn more about UNIV 492 Local.

 CSL Student Award for Excellence in Service Learning

One student is honored for showing civic commitment, community awareness, and positive community impact through service learning, as well as the academic impact and personal development through service learning. Recipients receive $500 award. 

Service Showcase: Juried Poster Competition

The Service Showcase is an opportunity for students to share their service projects and experiences with the University community and Lawrence community partners. We are seeking students who have completed service projects or placements that have made an impact on them as students and has benefited the community. This event will provide students an opportunity to network with service-minded professionals, practice their presentation skills, and add additional experience to their education portfolio. All KU students are invited to submit proposals. This event is held in conjunction with the Service Celebration event held every April.

Monetary awards will be available for winning posters.

The application form will open early Spring semester, but you may fill out a nomination form such that students receive further instructions once the application is open. Please fill out the student’s (or your) name here

Red Campus Compact logoNewman Civic Fellowship

The Newman Civic Fellowship honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the county. Newman Civic Fellows are recommended to Campus Compact by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership.

Learn more about the Newman Civic Fellowship and submit your nomination here


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