The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award and the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award

About the Award

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 with a two-tiered award process.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award and the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award recognize colleges and universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award is awarded from submissions within a geographic region (UGA competes in the Southern Region). Proposals are reviewed by a panel of university engagement scholars appointed by the ESC Board of Directors and the APLU Council on Engagement and Outreach Executive Committee. Winners of each region receive two complimentary registrations for the ESC Annual Conference, and $2,500 to defray expenses for travel to the ESC Annual Conference and support the production of a two-minute video “story” about their partnership. The videos are shown at the ESC Conference and each regional winner is presented an award objet and certificates to be shared with their community partners.

Each regional winner of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award competes for the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which is given at the APLU Annual Meeting and includes a plaque and a $5,000 award.

Process

To apply for UGA’s submission for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award, please electronically send a 500-word abstract to ovppso@uga.edu by February 9, 2018 that summarizes the following:

  • Outreach and engagement partnership;
  • Issue addressed by the partnership and its significance for relationship between the university and community, including the reciprocity of the relationship;
  • The partnership’s impact on the community partner(s) and on the university partner(s);
  • The lessons learned and best practices from the partnership; and
  • Future plans for the partnership.

A committee administered by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach will recommend one applicant to be UGA’s nominee for the Southern Region.

The applicant selected to be UGA’s nominee will be asked to complete the full nomination packet by early March 2018 in order to meet APLU’s entry deadline in early April 2018.

To see examples of university partnerships that have received the award as well as the full 2018 award program guidelines, please visit the award website.

Please direct questions to:

Paul Brooks
Associate Vice President
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
University of Georgia
Treanor House
1234 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-6167
pjbrooks@uga.edu