Newman Civic Fellowship

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Newman Civic Fellowship

Are you a community-committed person who likes to find solutions to the issues people face in society? Do you have leadership qualities and the potential to bring positive changes? If so, then Newman Civic Fellowship would like to accept an application from you. Newman Civic Fellowship is known for providing students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and assist them in developing strategies for social change. It is a year-long program named after Campus Compact founder Frank Newman composed of virtual learning and networking opportunities. To become a part of this program, you must be enrolled at a Campus Compact member institution during the spring semester.

Through this program, Campus Compact wants to build a national network of engaged student leaders who are able to support one another in building transformational partnerships between campuses and communities. The purpose of this fellowship is to honor the legacy of Frank Newman by supporting and recognizing the students who have been committed to the community. The components of this fellowship involve virtual events, opportunities to submit conference proposals, mentorship, networking, national recognition through campus compact website and media and unique scholarship opportunities, and so much more.

Campus Compact is a group of colleges and universities dedicated to the public purposes of higher education. It contributes to building democracy through civic education and community development. It operates its national office from Boston, MA. It strives to empower students, faculty, staff, and community partners and prepare learners for lives of engaged citizenship.

Brief Description

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OrganizationCampus Compact
Education LevelAll
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsN/A
Application DeadlineFebruary 1, 2022
Application FeesN/A

Who is Eligible?

Before you apply for this program, make sure you meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be engaged in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change.
  • Candidates should take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization.
  • Aspirants must demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement.

In addition to these core characteristics, Newman Civic Fellow nominees for the 2020-2021 academic years must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The nominee must be enrolled at a Campus Compact member institution during the spring semester.
  • The student must be nominated by the president or chancellor of their institution.
  • Each institution may nominate only one student.
  • For institutions with both undergraduate and graduate programs, presidents and chancellors are encouraged to recommend the most deserving student, with preference given to undergraduate students.
  • In keeping with Frank Newman’s passion for educational access, we encourage presidents and chancellors to give preference to students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
  • The nominee must have at least one year of their education remaining (either at their current institution or at a different one) such that they will be enrolled in higher education for the duration of the academic year.
  • Nominees are encouraged to provide a short reflection piece (video, article, or letter format) to Campus Compact during their fellowship year.
  • The nominee’s institution must commit to helping the nominee identify a local mentor for the duration of the fellowship.
  • The nominee’s institution is encouraged but not required to cover the cost of transportation to the annual convening of Newman Civic Fellows.
  • If the nominee meets all the requirements, they will automatically become Newman Civic Fellow.

How to Apply?

Applicants who are currently enrolled as a student at a Campus Compact member institution with at least one year left in their degree programs may be nominated by the president or chancellor of a Campus Compact member institution. Only one student may be assigned per institution. Candidates can be selected by using an online nomination form. Nominations will be accepted from late fall to early spring each year.


  • A national convening of Newman Civic Fellows
  • Regional and state gatherings of Newman Civic Fellows
  • Virtual events focused on skill development and professional learning
  • Opportunities to submit conference proposals to present at Campus Compact affiliated conferences
  • One-on-one leadership development with a local mentor
  • Participation in a national network of engaged student leaders

In addition to these program components, Newman Civic Fellows also receive:

  • National recognition through Campus Compact website and media
  • Special scholarship opportunities from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute to participate in their Leadership and the American Presidency program

Application Deadline

Candidates are requested to send their applications on or before February 1, 2022.

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