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.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 awards! Award descriptions and links to apply are below.

Applications are due Jan. 31, 2023.


Click on the award names below to apply and 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.

Award amount: $1,000

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The Community Engaged Scholar Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated co-created engaged scholarship that has positively 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 communities.

Award amount: $1,000

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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.

Award amount: $1,000

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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.