The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

The Ginsberg Center now invites students to apply for the 2022-23 Newman Civic Fellowship, a year-long program that recognizes and supports outstanding community­-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions.


The fellowship is a year-long opportunity for undergraduate students to actively participate in collaborative action to create long-term social change, take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization, and demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement; it does not include either a financial award, or a cost for participation.


As a 2022 Newman Civic Fellow, you will be able to attend a variety of virtual and in-person learning opportunities during the 2022-23 academic year, including a national conference for Newman Civic Fellows. Fellows also are eligible for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities. These opportunities support fellows in their personal, professional, and civic growth, focused on building the skills fellows need to serve as effective agents of change.


The Newman Civic Fellowship was created in honor of Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact's founders and a tireless advocate for the role of higher education in preparing students for active and engaged citizenship. The Newman Civic Fellows are an inspiring group of community-committed students who are already making an impact in communities where they live, learn, and serve. 


The University of Michigan's selection committee will recommend one candidate to President Schlissel, who will officially submit the nomination to be considered as a 2022 Newman Fellow. To apply, please fill out this google form, which will ask for a brief leadership profile and personal statement (200 words each) and ask you to upload a current resume.


Considerations for applicant:

  • This is a professional development and connecting opportunity, but there is no direct financial benefit to the Fellow.
  • The experience is for the 2022-23 academic year, and you must be an enrolled student during that time.
  • Ginsberg/UM will cover the travel costs associated with conference attendance. 
  • Only one student nominee is forwarded from the University.
  • Application deadline is Monday, January 3, 2022, at 5 pm. 


To learn more, view this brief video from Campus Compact.