University Outreach and Engagement Awards

University Outreach and Engagement Awards

Ohio State's University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact.

The deadline to apply is January 7, 2022.

Award descriptions and links to apply are below.


Click on the award names below to find out more information about each award.

The High Impact Program Award recognizes outstanding achievement by faculty, staff and/or student led programs/initiatives focused on community-university partnerships and impact.

Up to three programs will be selected. Award amount: $1,000

The Community Engaged Scholar Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated engaged scholarship that has impacted communities. Community Engaged Scholars have made significant contribution to Ohio State's culture of engagement, further establishing and strengthening the institution's commitment to supporting communities.

Awards will be given in two categories: Emerging and Distinguished. Up to five scholars will be selected. Self-nominations will be accepted. Award amount: $1,000

The Community Engaged Practitioner Award recognizes staff members who have demonstrated superior commitment to developing, coordinating, and/or sustaining projects, activities, or initiatives involving Ohio State and community partners that enhance engaged scholarship and community impacts. Nominations may come from students, faculty, staff, and community organizations. Self-nominations will be accepted.

Up to three practitioners will be selected. Award amount: $1,000

National Awards

Peter Magrath Award for Community Engagement

The Peter Magrath Award for Community Engagement provides national recognition for the outstanding community-university engagement work of public universities. It is presented by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) at the annual meeting in November. National award winners receive a cash prize of $20,000.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium Awards

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium's Awards Program recognizes higher education institutions and their exemplary contributions to scholarship and the practice of engaged scholarship.