Awards and Recognition

Annual Student Awards

Community Impact Student Award: (Fall Semester)

As a member of the North Carolina Campus Compact, UNCP presents one award annually in the Fall semester to a student who has made significant, innovative contributions to campus-based efforts to address community needs. The Community Impact Student Award winner can be a sophomore, junior or senior. All nominees must be full-time students enrolled at UNCP. Graduate students are not eligible for this award.

Click here for award nomination guidelines (PDF) (Word). Nominations aredue by the last Friday in September of each year. Submit student bio and nomination cover form to the Office for Community & Civic Engagement located in Jacobs Hall, Suite K.

A book scholarship is awarded to the service award winner.

“Making A Difference” Service Award: (Spring Semester)

One award is presented annually in the Spring semester in memory of 2002 December graduate and community activist Sim White, who died on February 18, 2003. He explored and obtained resources available to students and his community. He stressed the importance of self-strength and worth. He valued others and helped them in accomplishing their goals. His warmth, compassion and smiles were a light off his fellow classmates, friends and associates. All students volunteers and activist who emulate these leadership and service characteristics are eligible to be nominated for this award.

Nominations are due 1st Friday in April of each year. Nomination forms may be obtained at the Office for Community & Civic Engagement located in Jacobs Hall, Suite K.

Nomination Form PDF | Word

A book scholarship is awarded to the service award winner.

President’s Volunteer Service Award

PVSA LogoThe President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime. This award is a Presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers who are answering President Barack Obama’s call to serve others through their current volunteer activities or lifetime service.

We invite students, student organizations, faculty, staff, and alumni to begin tracking your hours for 2009. To qualify, volunteers register and record their service hours with the Office for Community & Civic Engagement. Member’s service hours are certified and awards are presented at the Annual Service Recognition ceremony.

There are three levels of the Award varying by hours of service completed within a 12-month period:

Young Adults – Ages 15 – 25

Families and Groups (two or more people)

Each member contributing at least 25 hours towards the total

Bronze Award — 100-174 hours

Silver Award — 175 – 249 hours

Gold Award — 250 or more hours

Bronze Award — 200 – 499 hours

Silver Award — 500 – 999 hours

Gold Award — 1000 or more hours

Award Recipients Can Receive:

  • An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
  • A personalized certificate of achievement
  • A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States
  • A letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation

President Pins

The Office for Community & Civic Engagement is a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Register, enter the CCE Record of Service Key and start tracking your volunteer service hours now!

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