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The Newman Civic Fellowship is a national Campus Compact fellowship program to recognize and support outstanding students who:
Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change
Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization
Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement
The Fellowship is a one-year experience during which Fellows have access to a variety of virtual and in-person learning opportunities, networking events and mentoring focused on developing the skills needed to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and in building equitable communities.
The primary goals of the Fellowship are to support community-committed students in their personal, civic and professional development so as to prepare them for the long-term work of public problem solving; and to build a national network of civically-oriented college student leaders and alumni.
ASU students nominated for the Fellowship must meet the following requirements:
The nomination process for the ASU Newman Civic Fellowship applicant is as follows:
*Note: Only one student from each institution may be nominated
Fellowship benefits include:
More information about the Fellowship can be found on the Campus Compact website
An ASU staff or faculty member must submit the nomination materials through this Qualtrics form by 11:59 p.m. MST on January 15, 2021. All materials must be submitted through this online form. Hard copy, fax and email submissions will not be accepted. The full set of application questions can be found here.
ASU Faculty/Staff Member Name
ASU Email Address
Student Leadership Profile (max. 200 words): If selected, this profile will be used for publicity purposes and will be featured on Campus Compact's website. Please include information central to the recommendation including the student nominee's approach to addressing the root causes of social issues and about the nominee's potential for developing innovative and collaborative strategies for addressing public problems.
Detailed Nomination Information: Please provide information about the ASU student nominee's approach(es) to addressing the root causes of social issues. These may include, for example, involvement in public policy reform, community organizing, community-based research, social entrepreneurism, or other efforts to build the capacity of community-based organizations. Additionally, please let us know why you believe this student has the motivation and potential to develop innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public problems and to contribute to a network of similarly-committed students.
ASU Student Nominee Name
ASU Email Address
LinkedIn URL (if applicable)
Twitter handle (if applicable)
Instagram handle (if applicable)
Demographic information - optional (gender/racial identity, personal pronounds used, first-gen)
Expected graduation date
How you will utilize the fellowship opportunity/resources to strengthen your project(s)? (max. 200 words)
Personal Statement (max. 200 words): The selected fellow's personal statement will be used for publicity purposes and will be featured on Campus Compact's website. The student nominee should include information central to the recommendation, including their approach to addressing the root causes of social issues and their potential for developing innovative and collaborative strategies for addressing public problems.
ASU Department or Community Organization
Relationship to ASU Student Nominee
The Newman Civic Fellowship Mentor's Manual can be found here.
The review committee is comprised of a diverse group of ASU faculty and staff from across the university in various roles.
Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives + Senior Univeristy Advisor to the President, Office of University Affairs
“It was great to meet other fellows from all across the country and I learned that public service comes in many forms. Some students were starting their own non-profits, others were running food pantries, and one student even planned and hosted a volunteer day. Whether it is a long term or short term fix, public service is what you make it. I realized that ASU has already provided me with so many opportunities to understand real-life problems and how to solve them.”
Please see below for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about ASU's Newman Civic Fellowship nomination.
ASU grad students are eligible to be nominated for the Newman Civic Fellowship. Campus Compact encourages universities to give preference to undergraduate students. The nominee must have at least one year of their education remaining such that they will be enrolled in higher education during 2021-22.
We highly encourage the ASU student nominee to have a confirmed mentor (or one in mind) before submitting the nomination. If the student is unable to identify a mentor, ASU commits to attempting to help the Fellow find a mentor.
Yes, life happens. The mentor can be changed after submission.
The nomination form should be completed by an ASU staff or faculty member. We highly encourage you to work with the ASU student nominee on a shared document to collect responses to make the submission process easier. Here is a template we welcome you to duplicate in Google Docs to collect information beforehand.