UF Presidential Service Awards
The Presidential Service Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who dedicate themselves to promoting social justice, community awareness, and civic engagement on campus and in the community. This is a chance to acknowledge students who made outstanding efforts in these areas and too often go unrecognized and unrewarded.
2015 Servant Leader of the Year
|Application (available Spring 2016) | Service Hours Log | Verification Letter|
Requirements for Servant Leader of the Year
The Servant-Leader of the Year is considered the unsung hero of social change and community improvement.
Logging Service Hours
Community service hours are defined as time volunteered which benefit a community or non-profit institutions and exposes volunteers to social issues. Hours logged for the Presidential Service Awards should be for time directly spent in unpaid, non-academic credit, volunteer service. Travel or hours spent not in service at overnight retreats or trips are not considered direct service hours. It will be at the discretion of the Center for Leadership and Service to make the final determination about hours logged for the Presidential Service Awards.
Students have several ways in which to log their service hours for submission.
- Use this service log, or
- The service site can submit a letter detailing the service and hours completed
Documentation of completed service hours can be submitted through the application.
If you have a question about whether or not something is considered volunteer service please let us know here.
Yes, you can reapply for the award.
In order for the hours to count towards the award, you would need to have a volunteer coordinator verify that you completed those hours. Service sites can submit a letter to the Center verifying the hours.
We also suggest that you keeping a continual log of your volunteer hours completed during your time here at UF as they can be beneficial in the future. We suggest that you begin tracking those hours from now and continue to track those hours in the future should you need them.
No. The hours do not have to be completed in the Gainesville community. You can count hours that were completed in other places towards the 100 hours.
For the purposes of this award, community service is defined as time volunteered which benefits a community or its non-profit insitutions and exposes students to social issues.
The organization advisor can sign off on your hours.