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Student Fellowships

Newman Civic Fellowship - This fellowship, sponsored by Campus Compact, recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship is a one-year experience for students in which fellows have access to in-person and virtual learning opportunities, networking events, and mentoring.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 Fellow. To nominate a student, please submit 1-3 paragraphs including information about the nominee’s approaches to addressing the root causes of social issues. This may include involvement in public policy reform, community organizing, community-based research, social entrepreneurism, or other efforts to build the capacity of community-based organizations. Additionally, please include why you believe this person has the motivation and potential to develop innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public problems and to contribute to a network of similarly committed students.

 A committee will review nominations to select one student from Drake University to be nominated for the Fellowship. That student will need to complete additional paperwork. 

Please submit nominations to Amanda Martin, Assistant Director of Community Engaged Learning,, no later than January 10.  More information about the Fellowship can be found at

Read about current and past Fellows:
2020-2021 - Brittany Freeman. Read about Brittany here. 
2019-2020 -Shameka Brown. Read about Shameka here. 
2018-2019 - Julie Uram.   read about her here!

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