DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 7: LLILAS Announces 2012 Community Engagement Award Competition
Posted: March 27, 2012
LLILAS has released the application for its annual Community Engagement Award, which provides a cash prize of $500 each to two students who demonstrate a commitment to community service and volunteerism. The award underscores LLILAS’s goal of inspiring students to change the world for the better.
LLILAS launched the Community Engagement Award as a way to recognize students who are active in and provide service to their communities, both in the United States and in Latin America. Latin American Studies undergraduate and graduate students who have a strong record of volunteerism and/or activism with one or more community organizations are invited to apply for the award. The funding for this year's undergraduate award is made possible with the generous support of the Jordan Family Foundation.
The first recipients, in 2011, were Caroline Lochabay (BA, LAS, Plan II Honors) and Colleen McGue (MA, LAS/CRP), both of whom were very active in social justice and education programs in Austin. “There was a clear connection between their community engagement work and their academic interests and goals,” commented Juliet Hooker, Associate Director of LLILAS and Chair of the Community Engagement Award committee. “We are impressed by our students’ dedication to the community and pleased to recognize their service.”