Community Engagement Scholarship Awards


Faculty, administrators, colleagues, students or community partners can initiate nominations. Self-nominations are also welcome. It is expected that nominees will be aware of the nomination and will participate significantly in the preparation of the application.

Application materials will reside on the CSU Office of Engagement and Extension website, with links from the Office of the Provost website and college/department sites, as appropriate.

Nominations Guidelines and Format

Award guidelines have been adapted from guidelines for the prestigious C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award and modelled after university award programs at Michigan State University and Ohio State University.  

Review Procedure 

Nominations will be adjudicated by a five-member selection committee. Members will be appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Engagement and Extension.   

The committee will provide feedback on submissions as a courtesy to all applicants by the end of the academic year. 

The committee will also make a recommendation on whether either or both of the awarded partnerships should be submitted for consideration for any of the aforementioned national awards.  Should a partnership be nominated and is willing to submit, the Office of the Provost and Office of Engagement will provide application support. 


Nominations open: December 5, 2022 

Nominations close: February 1, 2023 

Awards presented: Spring 2023 Celebrate! CSU Awards Ceremony

Download nomination instructions and form 


Please contact Sonali Diddi, Office of Engagement and Extension, at 970-491-6715 or