Lori Ann Schwab '95 Prize for Community Service
The Lori Ann Schwab '95 Prize for Community Service is a $1500 award given annually by Grinnell College to one senior to recognize that student's service to the campus and local community during their time here. While there are no restrictions on the use of the award, the recipient will be strongly encouraged to donate at least $500 to an organization that he or she volunteered with in Grinnell. The recipient is announced during the commencement weekend Baccalaureate program, and the recipient's name is added to a plaque on permanent display in the Community Service Center.
The Lori Ann Schwab Memorial Fund recognizes the spirit and memory of Lori Ann Schwab '95 and her commitment to making the world a better place by helping others. Lori died from a tragic illness during a study-abroad program in London. Lori, whose home was in Berkeley, California, was an art major and especially active at the pre-school and in women's advocacy.
All graduating fourth-year students are eligible for the Lori Ann Schwab '95 Prize for Community Service. Fourth-year students and other members of the college community will be invited to nominate individuals in late January, 2013. Self-nominations are allowed. To nominate a current fourth-year student for this prize, email Doug Cutchins. Nominations must be submitted no later than 5:00pm on February 4, 2013.
Nominees will be notified by email of their nomination on or about February 5, 2013. Students who are not nominated will not be allowed to apply. Completed applications from nominees are due on Monday, February 18, 2013. A completed application will consist of the following elements:
- A completed Schwab Senior Prize for Community Service Application Form
- A list of volunteer acitivies, leadership positions, or other relevant experiences either at Grinnell or elsewhere during the last four years. Please provide details on the extent and length of these experiences.
- A short statement of 1-3 pages reflecting on your community service experiences over the last four years. This statement can describe what you've accomplished, what your service has meant to you, the lessons that you've taken from your service, and/or how this service has impacted your goals and future plans.
- A Scholarship Nomination Permission Form and Waiver. Because this form requires a signature, if you are off-campus you may fax or mail this form separately from your other application materials.
Please ensure that all application materials conform with these submission guidelines. Applications may be turned in to the Office of Social Commitment, 1233 Park St., by email to Doug Cutchins, or faxed to (641) 269-4321. Since 1233 Park St. is not accessible to students with mobility disabilities, please contact Doug if you would like to make alternative arrangements to submit a hard copy by the deadline.
The Lori Ann Schwab '95 Prize for Community Service committee will meet before spring break to review applications and decide on a recipient. The committee is comprised of members of the college community who have ties to community service work, the community of Grinnell, or who knew and worked with Lori Ann Schwab '95. The recipient of the Lori Ann Schwab '95 Prize for Community Service will be notified soon after the committee meets.
All applicants are expected to adhere to these ethical guidelines.
Doug CutchinsDirector of Social Commitment1233 Park St.firstname.lastname@example.org