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President's Award for Service to the Community

The President’s Office and the Office of Community Engagement select recipients of the President’s Award for Service to the Community. Each year one award is given to a student and one to a faculty or staff member who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to service and made a significant and measurable impact on our community. Please note that because the student winner is recognized at convocation, students should be enrolled at W&M in the upcoming fall semester.

The award carries a prize of $500, which is donated in the name of the award recipient to a community organization of the recipient's choice. The winners are recognized at opening convocation.

Any member of the W&M community (student, faculty or staff, full or part time) may apply; students should be enrolled in the upcoming fall semester. The impact of the applicant's service need not be wide, but focused and reflecting a sustained commitment to a small group, community, or social issue. 

To Apply

Complete this application by June 15 at noon. The application requires that you upload a letter of recommendation from a community member, fellow student, staff, or faculty member who can speak to your community experiences.

If you would like to nominate someone for the award, please submit this form by May 1.