Newman Civic Fellowship Applications Now Open!!


The nomination period is now open for the 2021-2022 Newman Civic Fellowship, a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community- committed students at Campus Compact member institutions.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is intended to honor the leadership legacy of Campus Compact founder Frank Newman by recognizing community-committed 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

In addition to these core characteristics, Newman Civic Fellow nominees for the 2021-2022 academic year must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • 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 2021-2022 academic year
  • Nominees must commit to providing 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

To apply for the Newman Civic Fellowship 2021-2020 cohort, please visit, or click here. For more information regarding the Newman Civic Fellowship, please visit 


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