Ewing Family Service Awards

The Ewing Family Service Awards were 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.

Who is Eligible?

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

The award is intended to support programs that benefit Cornell's Ithaca campus community in the following ways:

  • Directly enhance 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.
  • Projects impacting two or more Cornell units, offices or colleges will be given preference.

Applications  and Recommendations are due Friday, November 2, 2018.

Awards are available one-time during the academic year for projects targeted for Cornell's Ithaca campus community.

To qualify potential projects should demonstrate:

  • Provide a service to Cornell University's Ithaca campus.
  • Sustainable and long term viability. If possible, demonstrate future growth potential.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

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

Announcement of award winners are in late November.

For more information or to apply visit the Ewing Award orgsync page.