Student Awards

The Swearer Center recognizes our outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with four annual awards. This year, student awards will be presented virtually in May 2020. 

Undergraduate Awards

Engaged Scholarship Award (for Undergraduate Students)

The Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes a graduating senior who has made community-engaged scholarship integral to their undergraduate experience. [Note: This award is open to any graduating senior, not only to participants in Brown’s Engaged Scholars Program.]

Past Awardees

In 2020, the Engaged Scholarship Award (for Undergraduate Students) was presented to Tabitha Payne '20 and Katherine (Katie) Vasquez '20​.
In 2019, the Engaged Scholarship Award (for Undergraduate Students) was presented to Maya Singh '19.
In 2018, the Engaged Scholarship Award (for Undergraduate Students) was presented to Kai Salem '18.


Community Engagement Award

The Community Engagement Award recognizes one graduating senior who has worked with a community partner for more than two years. This student will have built strong relationships with community members and practitioners and have added significant capacity to the partner’s work, with an eye towards sustainability beyond their own role.

Past Awardees

In 2020, the Community Engagement Award was presented to Nathaniel Pettit '20.
In 2019, the Community Engagement Award was presented to Fahim Mahmud '19.
In 2018, the Community Engagement Award was presented to Diem-Khanh (Nini) Nguyen '18 and Gabriel Zimmerman '18.
In 2017, the Community Engagement Award was presented to Brandon Dale '17, Bruna Lee '17, and  Nina Schield '17.


Swearer Leadership Award

The Student Leadership Award recognizes one graduating senior who has helped the Swearer Center to expand its work, reach more students, and/or improve our efforts to work with a diverse range of students, faculty, and community members.

Past Awardees

In 2019, the Swearer Leadership Award was presented to Tafari Williams '20.
In 2019, the Swearer Leadership Award was presented to Anna Fireman '19 and Sam Reidt '19.
In 2018, the Swearer Leadership Award was presented to Emerson Wells '18.
In 2017, the Swearer Leadership Award was presented to Olivia Veira '17.

Graduate Awards

Engaged Scholarship Award (for Graduate Students)

The Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes a Brown graduate student (Ph.D., Masters, M.D., or other graduate programs) who has made community-engaged scholarship integral to their graduate experience. For more information, visit the Opportunities for Graduate Students page.