Newman Civic Fellowship
President Mortensen is pleased to invite nominations for the Newman Civic Fellowship. The Newman Civic Fellowhsip is a year-long program that recognizes and supports student public leaders and community problem solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Throughout the fellowship year, Campus Compact provides students with opportunities to nurture their assets and help them develop strategies for social change—creating a network of connected and engaged student leaders who can support one another in making positive change.
The Newman Civic Fellowship is intended to honor the 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.
Student nominees must:
- Be currently enrolled in a graudate or undergraduate program at Weber State University (with preference for undergraduate students)
- Have at least one year of their education remaining (either at WSU or at a different institution) at the date of nomination
- Be enrolled as a student for the full duration of their fellowship (September 2024 - May 2025)
Nominations are due February 8, 2024 by 11:59 p.m.
Campus, community and self-nominations are encouraged. If you're interested in nominating a student, you will need to work directly with that student to collect the application documents.
Why Be a Newman Fellow?
Students who are accepted as a Newman Fellow will be supported with opportunities for learning and networking throughout their fellowship year. Each opportunity is designed to help students learn to collaborate effectively across disciplines and to apply their skills to directly create positive change in their communities. The following opportunities are provided to Newman Fellows:
- Regular virtual events focused on skill development and professional learning
- An annual in-person Convening of Fellows, supported by The Allstate Foundation
- One-on-one leadership development with a local mentor of their choice
- Connection to a nationwide network of engaged student leaders, both during and after the fellowship year
- Public national recognition
- Special scholarship and career opportunities
- Opportunities to present or publish work through Campus Compact
More information about the Newman Civic Fellowship, please visit the Campus Compact website.