Ewing Family Service Awards

The Ewing Family Service Awards was established in 2015 with the intention to support Cornell's commitment to promote innovation in community-engaged and real-world learning. These awards, of up to $2000 per project, hope to support and foster student, faculty and administrative leadership and social responsibility within the Cornell campus community in much the same way that other programs foster public service with the community beyond the campus.

Students, faculty and staff are eligible to apply for these Awards. They are intended to support programs that benefit the Cornell campus community in the following ways:

  • Direct impact in enhancing the overall experience on campus of current students, faculty, alumni and friends • Improvements and enhancements that lead to increased safety, health and well-being of current students, faculty and administration
  • Projects that provide new or enhanced opportunities for learning
  • Preference will be given to projects impacting two or more Cornell units, offices or colleges.

Awards are available one time during the academic year for projects targeted for the Cornell campus community in Ithaca. The fall 2017 deadline will be posted by June 30th.  To qualify potential projects should demonstrate:

  • Service to the Cornell University campus community in Ithaca • Sustainable and long term viability. Potential for future growth if possible
  • Requests for additional Awards in future years must clearly identify the new or augmented part of the existing project that will be funded while still meeting these requirements.
  • These projects should be innovative ideas and not just ones that have been implemented previously
  • Projects should not be contingent on the participants receiving additional funding sources, pay or academic credit for the project. 

Summary Reporting At the conclusion of the project the Award recipient(s) will present a two page summary of the project including

  • Measurable results and impact
  • Lessons learned, individual, collective (with campus partners) and/or institutional when appropriate
  • Visual materials produced during the project (photos, videos, etc, with appropriate waivers for publication)
  • Metrics regarding number of participants and hours of service

For more information about the application contact Nicole LaFave at nrw6@cornell.edu