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Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards

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2016 Call for Nominations

The Washington Center's Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards recognize institutions achieving breadth and depth of civic engagement through mutually transformational community partnerships that define and address issues of public concern at any level from the local to the global. We are no longer accepting 2016 nominations, but we encourage colleges and universities interested in the 2017 awards to check this site in March or April 2017 for updates. To receive notification when the nomination process is opened next year, please sign up for information.


Award Profile

In reviewing nominations, The Washington Center and the selection committee consider the extent to which institutions are building strategic community partnerships that demonstrate the following:


  1. Leadership and innovation in defining and addressing issues of public concern;
  2. Vision for change that is systemic and sustainable;
  3. Depth and breadth of institutional commitment.

The Washington Center has presented the Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards each year since 2009. Past awardees have reflected a broad diversity of institutional profiles. Winners of the 2016 Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards will receive one (1) full scholarship for The Washington Center’s academic seminar Inside Washington 2017: The Presidential Inauguration in January.


If you have any questions about the awards or nomination process, please contact Heather Steed at Heather.Steed@twc.edu.


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