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. The recipient of the Magrath Award receives an award sculpture and a cash prize of $20,000. The three recipients of the Kellogg Award that are not selected to receive the Magrath Award each receive a cash prize of $5,000.

Process

To apply for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award, please submit an electronic document (750 words or less) summarizing the engagement partnership to ovppso@uga.edu by 5 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2020. The summary should include:

  • An overview of the outreach and engagement partnership;
  • The scope of the partners involved and the reciprocity of the relationships between the university and community partners;
  • Specific impacts that the outreach and engagement partnership has had on the community;
  • Specific impacts that the outreach and engagement partnership has had on the university (including students, utilizing expertise of multiple faculty/disciplines, engaged research);
  • The integration of scholarship and learning; and
  • The evolution, duration, and sustainability of the engagement work.

A committee administered by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach will select one nominee to represent UGA for the Southern Region competition. The chosen nominee will be asked to complete a full application packet by early March, 2020 in order to meet APLU’s entry deadline in April, 2020.

To see examples of university partnerships that have received the award as well as the link to the complete 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