Ginsberg Family Award

The Ginsberg Family Awards for Leadership, Service and Scholarship recognize students who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the University and/or the surrounding communities while maintaining a record of academic excellence. This is a prestigious award on campus and only 25 are given out each year. Learn more about the award.

The application is closed.

Each winner receives a $1,000 award.

2019: Tashiana Lipscomb
2018: Anisa Yudawanti
2017: Gilly McBride
2016: Adam Beer
2015: Neil Damron
2014: Lilly Rotter
2013: Mike Tecca
2012: Ali Loker
2011: Jewel Rose
2010: Matt Carlson

2020 Recipient Anusha Naik

Anusha Naik, Ginsberg Family Award recipientPublic service has influenced Anusha’s college experience. With each endeavor, she aimed to connect with, learn from and serve a distinct population. She is a leader and volunteer for the Community Health Volunteers of Madison (CHVM), a student organization that learns about and aims to address health disparities in Madison.

She also volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club on the south side of Madison, which is classified as a food desert. During the summer of 2018, she helped start a new CHVM Grow Program, to address the widespread food insecurity in Madison.

The successful 10-week pilot program consisted of fresh food distributions and cooking classes for local families experiencing food insecurity. Additionally, as a health coach at the Wingra Family Medical Center in Madison, she provided motivational interviewing for patients during their visits because many were under-insured and had limited experience with the healthcare system. Through her experiences while involved with CHVM, she gained insight from three distinct populations and the status of health needs in her local community.

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The Be the Change Bash is the Morgridge Center’s annual end-of-the-semester celebration. The Bash honors students, staff, faculty and community partners who contribute their time and talents to both the community and the UW-Madison campus through service.

The event also includes the Morgridge Center’s annual award ceremony.