Are you a graduating senior with a deep commitment to community service?
Then consider applying for the Albert W. Black Undergraduate Community Service Internship Award!
A great many Sociology undergraduate students believe strongly in the importance of Community Service and we are often very surprised by the high level of commitment to community service our majors exhibit.
The Albert W. Black Undergraduate Community Service Award is intended to celebrate that commitment and honor a 2018/2019 graduating Sociology major. The award is intended for a student serving as a volunteer or participating in an internship with a Puget Sound area community service organization working with disadvantaged populations that’s having a positive impact on the local community.
Not sure if what you’re doing counts as community service? Here are some things that can be considered:
- Positions as a volunteer or uncompensated intern with a local community service organization or an organization working with disadvantaged populations within the previous 12 months
- Experiences that began with Service Learning (such as SOC 292, 402, or 404), as long as you can demonstrate a substantial additional volunteer or uncompensated internship work with the agency/service organization
- Long-standing (but not necessarily long hours on a weekly basis) commitments or volunteering with an organization focused on social good or assisting disadvantaged populations
- Work in your own communities that you may do as a ‘good citizen’ that you may not realize others would see as community service
Any graduating Sociology major may submit materials to become a candidate for the award. The 2019 Award is $1,000. As part of your application, you must submit a copy of your UW transcript, but your academic record is of less importance than your service record for consideration of this 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 12th, 2019.
To learn more about the award and application process and application, please read the full instructions here: 2019 Al Black Community Service Award Information
If you have question regarding the award or your application, we’d love to talk more with you about it! Please schedule an advising appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and mention you’re meeting to discuss the award.