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  • Apply for the Social Science Institute’s Civic Innovation Scholarship Opportunity!

    Campus Compact Civic Innovation Scholarship. Learn More. Applications Due Nov. 15

    What’s going on?
    Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania (CCNYPA) has announced the release of the Civic Innovation Scholarship Application for the Spring 2022 Semester. The Nexus Center’s Social Science Research Institute is facilitating $500 scholarship applications for Campus Compact Civic Innovation Scholars.

    ​The purpose of Civic Innovation Scholars is to encourage and support the civic imagination of the next generation of undergraduate leaders. This scholarship program is open to students who have innovative ideas for addressing local civic problems, either on campus or in the local community. Our goal is to create a diverse cohort of creative student civic leaders from across New York and Pennsylvania who are inspired to strengthen our democracy through civic and community engagement.

    CCNYPA is specifically looking for projects that focus on equity in these categories:

     • Race

     • Voting

     • Climate

    Eligibility (The Applicant Must Be):
    1 — Pell grant eligible or Federal Work Study qualified.
    2 — A current undergraduate student at a CCNYPA member institution (FSC is a member).
    3 — Identify an on-campus faculty or staff mentor with whom the applicant commits to meeting at least three times over the course of the Spring 2022 semester. (Note: Eva Pearson will serve as mentor unless student requests a different faculty member)

    1 — Complete all parts of the Civic Innovation Scholarship Application by November 15, 2021.
    2 — If awarded, attend one of the virtual Zoom gatherings in January 2022 (dates TBD).
    3 — Meet with your on-campus faculty or staff mentor three times over the course of the Spring 2022 Semester.
    4 — Attend one of the virtual Zoom gatherings in May 2022 (dates TBD) to share and reflect on the project.
    5 — Complete and submit project deliverables to CCNYPA by May 31, 2022.

    Deliverables Include:
    • A brief description of the project, including outputs/outcomes.
    • A product or artifact of the project including, but not limited to, artwork, a video, or written narrative.
    (• ​CCNYPA will use the product or artifact to promote the success of the project.)


    Applications are due November 15, 2021. CCNYPA will award up to 20 Civic Innovation Scholarships, at $500 each, limiting one Civic Innovation Scholar per campus. Scholars will be paid the $500 scholarship in June 2022, upon completion of their project and submission of the deliverables to CCNYP.


    Interested students should contact Eva Pearson,

    Program Director of the Nexus Center’s Social Science Institute,

    at pearsoe@farmingdale.edu, or 934-420-5252. 


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