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Are you interested in addressing community issues?

Civic Engagement Fellowship nominations are now open for students interested in developing skills to identify and tackle community issues.

The Center for Community Engagement is accepting nominations for the University of Mississippi Civic Engagement Fellowship. The UM Civic Engagement Fellowship recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student who is committed to:

  • Engage in collaborative action with communities to transform people, institutions, and communities
  • Recognizing the well-being of each member of our community as interconnected and dedicated to making our community better for all
  • Demonstrate civic leadership skills and the motivation for long-term civic engagement

Nominees must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students in good standing at the University of Mississippi with one full academic year remaining so that they are enrolled as a student for the entire duration of their fellowship.

The selected Fellow will be expected to:

  • Conceptualize and implement a civic engagement project to enhance University's efforts to address community issues and needs
  • Participate in an externally hosted civic leadership development and opportunity. Potential opportunities include Newman Civic Fellow national gathering, Clinton Global Initiative, IMPACT National Conference, National Conference on Citizenship, etc.
  • Being fully present and fully engaged in all fellowship activities

The selected student is eligible for selection by the University Chancellor as the University of Mississippi’s nominee for Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows Award. The Newman Civic Fellow honors “inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.”

Individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by others for the fellowship by completing the Nomination Form by Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by 11:59pm.