Newman Civic Fellowship Program

Welcome to the page for the Newman Civic Fellowship Program. Here you can find more information about the program, eligibility, and dates for applying and nominating someone. Please use the following links to nominate a candidate. If you are a candidate that was nominated or applying for the program use the link below.


The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program that recognizes and supports student public problem solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor based on their potential for public leadership and their work with communities. Throughout the fellowship year, Campus Compact provides students with opportunities to nurture their assets and help them develop strategies for social change—creating a network of connected and engaged student leaders who can support one another in making positive change.


Student nominees must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at your institution (preference for undergraduate students).
  • Have at least one year of their education remaining at the date of nomination so that they are enrolled as a student for the full duration of their fellowship (Sept. through May of next academic year).
  • Commit to providing a short reflection piece to Campus Compact during their fellowship year.
  • Commit to being present and fully engage in offered fellowship activities.
  • No individual may receive more than one Newman Fellowship whether internal or external from another agency.

Nomination Timeline

Call for nominations; applications open
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For More information

Laura Wilmarth Tyna

Kelly Bleakley

Nicole Manke

Office of Community Engaged Learning (OCEL)

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