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Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award

About the Award

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The DU Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award reflects the Foundation's commitment to the professional advancement and service of capable young men and women in their growth and development as world citizens.

Award recipients will be chosen from seniors graduating in the spring from DU's traditional undergraduate program based on:

  1. Past contributions to community service as a DU student
  2. Future contributions to society via community service/engagement, including specific employment plans following graduation

The Kimmy Foundation's mission is to support youths who exhibit creativity, character, and compassion in keeping with the life and ideals of Kathryn Dougherty Galbreath.

This award highlights the Kimmy Foundation's efforts to support those who give to others and lead the way toward helping their community.

The 2014 award will be $5,000.

Please note: Depending on the awardee's level of unmet financial need, financial aid packages may be adjusted per federal regulations. Students can contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Award Eligibility and Application Process:

The criteria for the DU Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award include:

  • Completion of at least 2 service learning courses (for example, classes that involved partnerships with community agencies to solve public problems or provide services);
  • Completion of a community-engaged/public good research project, separate from work completed in the service learning courses listed above (for example, conducting research with a community partner to understand or address a public problem);
  • Record of significant community service activities over time;
  • Future contributions to society via community service/engagement, including specific employment plans following graduation.

To be considered for the 2014 DU Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award, students graduating in the spring should submit a single pdf document that includes:

  • A letter of introduction detailing achievements and future plans in terms of the above award criteria (maximum 3 pages, double spaced, Times Roman 12-point font);
  • A resume listing community-engaged work (projects, research) as well as academic work (including coursework, publications, presentations and other relevant academic work);
  • Your name, email address, and DU 87-number.

Applications must be received by email to ccesl@du.edu by 10 a.m. on Friday March 28, 2014. Please put KIMMY FOUNDATION in the subject line. Late applications will not be considered.

Decision Process

The award recipient will be selected by two representatives from the Kimmy Foundation as well as two DU faculty/staff, identified by the CCESL director.