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Award Opportunities for DukeEngage Alumni

Your DukeEngage experience might be relevant when you are considering application for Duke awards — or external awards. Here are just a few of the awards that former DukeEngage alumni have applied for and/or received both on and off campus. Many allow self-nominations; other might require a faculty or staff member to collaborate with you on a nomination.


Baldwin Scholars Unsung Heroine Award

The Unsung Heroine Award recognizes a woman who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues that face women at Duke or in the larger community, but whose efforts have not received formal recognition.
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Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award
The Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Awards recognize one graduating senior, one faculty member, and one community partner for their outstanding commitment to the ideals of service-learning.
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Student Affairs Distinguished Leadership and Service Award
The Student Affairs Distinguished Leadership and Service Awards honor graduating students whose collective contributions to the Duke and larger communities are grounded in values that support the University’s mission as found in the Duke Community Standard. Students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and service to others through character, collaboration and citizenship in their curricular and co-curricular endeavors are eligible for awards in these categories: Respect for Community, Commitment to Diversity, Demonstration of Integrity, Expanding the Boundaries of Learning.
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Forever Duke Student Leadership Award

The Forever Duke Student Leadership award is a DAA award recognizing graduating students (from any school or program) who embody the
“Forever Duke” spirit in their service to the university. We are asking administrators and faculty from across the university to nominate students who have gone above and beyond to give back to the Duke community during their time on campus.
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#GotCaughtLeading recognizes and cultivates student leadership across campus every day, as it happens. Recognize the strong acts of character, collaboration, or citizenship by students regardless of title or positional role.
I see you #GotCaughtLeading

William J. Griffith University Service Award
The William J. Griffith University Service Award will be presented to a select number of graduating students whose service and contributions to the Duke and larger communities have significantly impacted University life. Recipients will demonstrate effective University, communal and global citizenship.
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The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Projects for Peace
Projects for Peace continues to support and encourage today’s motivated youth to create and test their own ideas for building peace.
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Do you know of more awards or honors that might be of interest to DukeEngage program alumni?

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