The Morgridge Center for Public Service is proud to announce its selection for the 2018 Meyerhoff Undergraduate Excellence and Ginsberg Family Awards for Leadership, Service and Scholarship. Anisa Yudawanti has been named one of 25 campus-wide recipients of the prestigious award.
The scholarship recognizes students who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the University and the surrounding communities while maintaining an excellent academic record.
For Yudawanti, her leadership and service contributions stems from her experience as a student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, intern at the Morgridge Center and as someone who grew up in Madison.
“I strongly believe that community engagement and public service should emphasize working alongside communities, rather serving or working on communities,” Yudawanti said. “As someone who was born and raised in Madison, and who grew up with many of these community organizations, I always aim to be cognizant and critical of the way that this work is conducted.”
Yudawanti’s work and involvement at the Morgridge Center is paramount. She has spent the last two years as a Peer Advisor working one-on-one with students and highlighting the importance of identity awareness and mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations.
Yudawanti also helped the Morgridge Center land the Baldwin Seed grant which will be used to help foster the relationships between community organizations and Registered Student Organization (RSO). In addition to RSO, Yudawanti has also created a training workshop to better prepare UW students for community engagement, focusing on self-awareness, reflection and power and privilege dynamics associated with volunteering.
“Is it important to recognize that I would not be where I am today, without the support I have received from my family, countless community members, mentors and peers who have advocated for me,” Yudawanti said. “This award will support my dedication to my communities and my continuing public service journey at the UW and beyond.”
In 2018, the Ginsberg Family Awards will continue the tradition of recognizing outstanding student leaders in honor of Paul Ginsberg for his impact on the campus community as the Dean of Students from 1970 to 1987.