Online forms: Newman Civic Fellows Nomination Proposal

Do you know a student with a passion for service and outstanding potential for civic leadership? If so, we invite you to propose the nomination of that student for the 2015 Newman Civic Fellow Award. Proposals for nominees will be vetted and submitted to Dr. Krull, who will select and nominate Butler's Newman Civic Fellow. While this is not a scholarship or monetary award, nominees will receive national recognition and networking opportunities.

Preferred candidates will be second year students. If you wish to propose a student, please complete this brief form by March 2, 2015.

About the Award:
"The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world.

"Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership. Newman Civic Fellows awards are made in memory of Frank Newman, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform. Frank Newman’s leadership was selfless, optimistic, and determined, spanning an incredible career of more than five decades. At the core of Dr. Newman’s leadership was a belief in the power of individuals to make a difference and in the power of connection with others. Newman Civic Fellows form a unique network of leaders who will inspire and keep hope alive for one another during college and afterward, as the network expands exponentially each year. Frank Newman had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who want to make a difference. The Newman Civic Fellows are reflections and affirmations of his life’s work."