The Center for Leadership and Service works with a variety of campus, local, state, and national organizations to provide scholarship and recognition opportunities to students, faculty, and staff.
University of Florida awards
The Center for Leadership and Service recognizes and celebrates the dedicated efforts of volunteers, faculty, and community agencies in service and leadership through the University of Florida Impact Awards. Applications open in February of each year.
The Presidential Service Awards recognize those outstanding students who volunteered over 200 hours in the last academic year, in addition to a Servant Leader of the Year, who will have served more than 400 hours. Presidential Service Award Winners will be honored at the President's House. Applications open in February of each year.
Local and State awards
The E.T. York Work of Heart Awards are given to those community members who are outstanding examples of volunteerism in our community. Winners are recognized at a ceremony in the Spring of each year. Nominations open in February of each year.
The Champion of Service Award was established in 2013 by Volunteer Florida to honor individuals and groups for their outstanding efforts in volunteerism and service. This award is frequently presented by Governor Scott during Florida State Cabinet meetings. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis.
The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Nominations are accepted in the Spring of each year.
The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure) for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. Nominations are accepted in the Spring of each year.
Generous U is a national contest to increase philanthropy and philanthropic values on U.S. college campuses. Student groups, clubs, or organizations are invited to compete for the $10,000 Sillerman Prize and the Generous U title.