Community Impact Student Award

Since 2006, the Community Impact Student Awards recognize an outstanding, full-time undergraduate or graduate student service leader from each member campus.  The call for nominations is the first week in September and the nominations are due the first week in October.

Starting in 2019, the award is only presented in-person on even-numbered years during the CSNAP Student Conference. Winners receive a framed certificate and are recognized on stage and in the program. The award is presented in a virtual ceremony during odd-numbered years when we host the Community Change Collegiate Challenge (4C).  NCCC prepares a press release highlighting their accomplishments.

The award may honor an individual for multiple or diverse forms of engagement including: volunteer service, service-learning, policy work, community organizing, advocacy, internships, or campus leadership. All award winners should clearly demonstrate:

             2018 UNC system CISA recipients
  • Deep commitment to partnering with others to address community issues
  • Outstanding ability to lead and inspire fellow students to engage
  • Evidence of sustainable impact of their work

Community Impact Award winners are selected by each campus. Any full-time, undergraduate or graduate student at a member campus is eligible.

2021 Recipients

We honored the 15 Community Impact Student Awards during a virtual (Zoom) ceremony on November 5, 2021. View the video.

Click above for the list of all previous winners (2006-present). The document is a spreadsheet with a tab for each year.