The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.
Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.
- These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can - and does play in building a better world.
- Newman Civic Fellows are nominated by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership; sophomores and juniors are eligible for nomination.
- Newman Civic Fellows form a unique network of leaders who will inspire and keep hope alive for one another during college and afterward, as the network expands exponentially each year.
- Fellows will receive certificates, join a national listserv of fellows and will have multiple opportunities to network throughout the year through state and regional conferences and other gatherings.