The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship

The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship recognizes two individual students—one undergraduate and one graduatewho have significantly engaged in their community as part of a dynamic learning experience. Syracuse University embraces this commitment to promote positive change that simultaneously advances knowledge and meets real-world needs, magnifying impact and interconnectedness.

Nominations should demonstrate student commitment to promote public engagement and scholarship that enhances learning and helps to meet real-world needs. Please provide examples of: leadership—especially those that have motivated others; innovative scholarship and community engagement and impact on student learning; and the importance or impact the student’s work has had for the particular agency, program and clients, as well as for the student.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 8, 2019.

Nominations may be submitted via online form or hardcopy form. Hardcopy forms may be obtained at and submitted to the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service at 237 Schine Center. Nominations must be limited to no more than two (2) typed double-spaced pages, or to the space on the nomination form.  Please label each page with the nominee’s name. Photographs may be included with the nomination form, and additional information or attachments will be accepted.

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Robert B. Menschel Public Service Internship Award

The Robert B. Menschel Public Service Intern Fund, administered by the Shaw Center, was established by Richard and Ronay Menschel to support undergraduate students who are working in the not-for-profit world. The fund supplements the income the students earn, making their internships more competitive with work in the for-profit sector.

In both 2010 and 2011, five students received $1,000 each for such nonprofit internships as Teach For America, Incarnation Youth Council, and Springboard for the Arts. Fifty-two SU students have received Robert B. Menschel Public Service Awards since the first award was given in 2001. The students have worked at a wide range of nonprofits and publics locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

The Menschel Award provides support for full time matriculated undergraduate students who are working in the not-for-profit world. Applications are accepted during the spring semester. Information about the deadline and application process will be provided soon.

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Syracuse University named to 2013-2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

For consecutive years since the 2006 inception, Syracuse University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, one of only twelve institutions in New York State to receive the award with distinction. The Honor Roll recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service learning programs. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The CNCS is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. The Corporation administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, a program that supports service-learning in schools, institutions of higher education, and community-based organizations. For more information, please see