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Nasitta Keita, Newman Civic Fellow, UW-Madison

Students encouraged to apply to 2017-18 Newman Civic Fellowship

Posted Jan 24, 2017


UW-Madison undergraduates are encouraged to apply for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a nationwide award honoring community-committed students.

The Fellowship recognizes and supports students with at least one year remaining in their undergraduate education who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities. Recipients are not only honored for previous work but receive training and resources to further their passions and help them develop strategies for social change.

Interested UW-Madison students can nominate themselves by completing this application. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST.

UW-Madison will select one undergraduate student to serve as a 2017-18 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellowship honors the leadership legacy of Frank Newman, a lifelong champion for education, by recognizing community-committed students who meet these criteria:

  • Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change.

  • Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization.

  • Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation. Administrative support comes from Campus Compact. Campus Compact is a coalition of colleges and universities advancing the public purpose of higher education by deepening schools’ ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

Learn more here.