Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Newman Civic Fellowship

November 16, 2016

The nomination period for Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes community-committed students, is now open!

Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are encouraged to nominate a student for this comprehensive fellowship experience.

The Newman Civic Fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education.  You can learn more about the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows here.

In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, we are seeking nominations of undergraduate or graduate students who engage in collaborative action with others in order to create long-term social change, take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization, and demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement.

Each president and chancellor may nominate one student to become a Newman Civic to represent their institution in a national group of public problem solvers. The fellowship is a one-year experience, during which time fellows have access to learning opportunities, networking events, and mentoring. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides in-person and virtual learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need in order to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and in building equitable communities.

The online nomination process is simple, and the application can be found here.

 Nominations will be accepted until March 3, 2017.  Questions about the nomination process can be directed to Michaela Grenier at


Campus Compact is grateful to the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation for their support of the 2017 Newman Civic Fellowship.


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