This award recognizes outstanding engaged citizenship and service to the community within or outside of the University by a Master’s student in any program. The award and an honorarium are presented at the Graduate School Commencement ceremony in May.
Evidence of citizenship and service can include: contributions to campus life; involvement in departmental or University-level committees, curricular and/or extracurricular programming; other campus-based initiatives to support students; advocacy; or civic or community accomplishment.
Nomination process and requirements:
Students can be nominated by faculty, staff/administrators, other students, or community members. The work leading to this award can be accomplished as a part of a program/course requirement, or outside of program/course requirements. Students in terminal master’s degree programs or executive master’s programs and doctoral students enrolled in a secondary master’s program through the Open Graduate Education program are eligible for nomination.
The nomination letter should include evidence of contribution or service and should describe value and impact of this engagement. Please furnish digital material in support of the nomination, where feasible.
The deadline for nominations is March 1. Nominations should be made through UFunds, found under the Graduate Student and Alumni Awards button.
All nominations are reviewed by the Graduate Council, which also makes final determinations regarding the winner.
Please note another award opportunity: The Graduate Student Contribution to Community Life Award is given by the Division of Campus Life. The award recognizes a select group of graduating doctoral and master’s students who have contributed in a very significant way to the sense of community at Brown.
Winners of the Master’s Award for Engaged Citizenship and Community Service include:
Yisel De Oleo-Gregory, Urban Education Policy
Learn more about Yisel and her accomplishments.
Manuel Jiménez, Business Administration
Learn more about Manuel and his accomplishments.
Wesley Morgan King, Public Health
Joyce Sunday, Biotechnology
Katie Vogel, Public Humanities
Elizabeth Bunzli, Public Health
Amelia Grabowski, Public Humanities