The Institute for Community Engagement and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor sponsors annual awards to recognize KU Medical Center faculty, students and community partners for excellence in community engagement.
Faculty Award for Enduring Scholarship in Community Engagement
This award recognizes KU Medical Center faculty for excellence in developing, implementing and sustaining regional engaged scholarship initiatives. Award recipients will receive $5,000.
Community engagement, according to the Carnegie Classification Project (McCormick & Zhao, 2005), "describes the collaboration between higher education institutions and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity."
The student awards are administered by the Division of Student Services. Eligibility applies to students enrolled at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KU School of Medicine in Salina or KU School of Medicine in Wichita.
Student Community Leader Award
This award recognizes one student with an exemplary commitment to improving the health of a rural or underserved community. Enrolled students at KU Medical Center are eligible for the $600 award.