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New scholarship opportunity: Students in Service Awards
Bellingham, WA – December 15, 2010 - Washington Campus Compact has partnered with
Inspireum, a national inspirational awards provider, to search for and celebrate outstanding
college students whose volunteer service has a positive impact on society and inspires
others. The Students In Service Awards (SISA), commencing its inaugural year, seeks
to engage the broader community to recognize and support students, community organizations,
and colleges and universities that cultivate student leadership through service.
Scholarships and grants totaling $25,000 will be awarded to three category benefactors.
Three students will receive academic scholarships with the winner receiving a $5,000
scholarship, and a runner-up and the “fan favorite” each receiving a $2,500 scholarship.
The service-learning centers at the university of the student will each receive a
$2,500 grant for the purpose of supporting their civic engagement programs for students.
Additionally, $2,500 grants will go to each nonprofit organization that sponsored
the winning service projects of each of the three scholarship recipients for the purpose
of supporting their vital community.
"College students are contributing their time, effort, knowledge and leadership to
strengthen communities," said Jennifer Dorr, executive director of Washington Campus
Compact. "The Students in Service Awards were developed to recognize these outstanding
college student civic leaders who are making a difference.”
Students attending a college or university may apply to participate in SISA through
the online awards platform at www.serviceawards.org. Via an online personal profile
page, students will be able to post their amazing service learning stories, share
their experience with a national audience, and provide photos and videos about their
service project. Applications for the award are accepted between December 15, 2010
and January 28, 2011.
Students, educators, family members, and other community members are invited to show
support by voting for their favorite student and service project. A combination of
fan votes and the Washington Campus Compact staff will select the top 50 inspirational
semifinalists. A national selection committee of esteemed civic leaders such as Rick
Battastoni, Andrew Furco, Kerri Heffernan and Gail Robinson will select the winner
and runner-up, while the “fan favorite” will be determined purely by supporter vote.
Scholarship recipients and their service projects will be recognized at the 14th Annual
Continuums of Service Conference, a nationally-recognized service and civic engagement
conference, held in San Diego, CA, on April 28, 2011.
“Inspireum is extremely proud to be working with Washington Campus Compact to celebrate
and share the amazing stories of service from college students around the nation,”
said Tom Lindeman, President of Inspireum LLC. “Programs like SISA help bring awareness
to the great things students are doing in the name of service, and we want to reward
them for their efforts to build a better society for all of us.”
About Washington Campus Compact
Established in 1992 and hosted at Western Washington University, Washington Campus
Compact and its membership of 41 two- and four-year colleges and universities are
committed to providing meaningful experiences for students to become active, engaged
leaders in their communities, furthering the civic and public purposes of higher education
and strengthening communities. Washington Campus Compact is an affiliate state office
of Campus Compact, a national organization comprised of more than 1,100 higher education
institutions committed to the civic and public purposes of higher education.
Inspireum provides a comprehensive technology and media platform that helps organizations
recognize and reward inspirational young people in America. Inspireum utilizes proprietary
platform technology, hosted services and social media to create a comprehensive nomination,
voting and donation platform that powers inspirational youth awards, scholarships
and fund raising programs. In addition to the Students in Service Awards™, Inspireum
in partnership with Trusted Sports, Inc. manages the High School Football Rudy Awards™
honoring athletes who have overcome tremendous obstacles to not only find success
on the field, but also serve as an inspiration to others. This scholarship awards
program looks beyond traditional athletic performance measures to reward team-oriented
values and inspirational impact that help youth succeed throughout life.
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