Calling all Community Service Rockstars! DUE FRIDAY (5/26) **TOMORROW**

Are you or one of your fellow students a community service rock star?

Do you enjoy large sums of money?

Are you also graduating this year?

Apply for the Albert W. Black Undergraduate Community Service Internship Award!


DUE (except the letters of recommendation) BY:

Friday, May 26th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM to 203 Savery Hall

Ask your recommenders to email their letters directly to Susanna ( by May 26th

This is a merit based award for undergraduate Sociology majors who volunteer with Puget Sound area community service organizations that work with or provide support for disadvantaged populations. This award acknowledges the positive role of volunteerism on the local community. Volunteer work for which a student DOES NOT receive financial or academic compensation is the strongest demonstration of a candidate’s commitment to their community and is consistent with the spirit of Dr. Black’s own community work and civic service. 

The 2017 Award amount will be $1,000

(no strings attached! Spend as you please!)

Please note that this is a SELF NOMINATED award. 

All candidates are reviewed by the Department’s Undergraduate Program Committee which makes its recommendations to the Chair. The award winner is recognized during the Department’s Graduation Celebration in Meany Hall on Wednesday evening June 7th, 2017.

To learn more about the award and the self-nomination process and application, please read the full instructions here: Updated 2017 Al Black Community Service Award Information

Materials to submit (full details and coversheet available at the link above): 

  1. Cover page with a) your name and student number b) UW email address c) phone number d) internship location/title of project e) names and affiliations of your letter writers (see below)
  2. Narrative (2 pages max)
  3. Copy of UW unofficial transcript
  4. One high resolution photo of yourself in .jpg format
  5. Three letters of recommendation a) one faculty member from Sociology b) one from your supervisor/mentor at the social service organization where you volunteer or uncompensated internship is based c) one from a person of your choosing

If you have any questions regarding the award or your self-nomination, we’d love to talk more with you about it! Please email Susanna Hansson directly at

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