Engaged Scholarship Prize


Launched in 2020, this prize was developed by NC Campus Compact in partnership with Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, to grow and promote the scholarship of engagement in North Carolina. The prize recognizes one full-time faculty member and one graduate student.  The faculty prize is $1500 and the graduate student prize is $500. The prize will be awarded during the annual PACE conference.


Pictured (l to r): Nido Qubein, President, High Point University, and NC Campus Compact Executive Board Chair with Erin McKenney and Jessica Soldavini, inaugural recipients

Selection Criteria

  1. The scholarship addresses public issues and might help communities identify resources and assets, explore civic skills, or build civic literacy
  2. The effort is reciprocal and collaborative; it encourages public participation in the production of scholarship
  3. The scholarship helps advance the field of higher education service-learning and community/civic engagement
  4. The scholarship has been or will be disseminated to the public in print and/or spoken form (ex. academic journal, website, newsletter, recorded presentation, performance, podcast, etc.) and is archived in some way for future generations.
  5. Evidence of sustained scholarship of engagement will improve a candidate’s application.

Previous Recipients

Faculty – Erin McKenney, NC State University
Graduate – Jessica Soldavini, UNC Chapel Hill

Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin, Executive Director.