Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award
The Kimmy Foundation's mission is to support students who exhibit creativity, character, and compassion in keeping with the life and ideals of Kathryn Dougherty Galbreath. The DU Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award highlights the Kimmy Foundation's efforts to support those who give to others and lead the way toward helping their community.
Each spring, two awards of $5,000 are presented to two seniors graduating in the spring from DU's traditional undergraduate program based on past contributions to community service as a DU student and future contributions to society via community service/engagement including specific employment plans following graduation.
Please note: Depending on the awardee's level of unmet financial need, financial aid packages may be adjusted per federal regulations. Students can contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
The 2023-2024 application is now open! The deadline to apply is April 12, 2024. Please review submission instructions below.Submit Application
The criteria for the DU Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award include:
Completion of at least 2 service learning courses
For example, classes that involved partnerships with community agencies to solve public problems or provide services.
Completion of a community-engaged/public good research project
Must be separate from work completed in the service learning courses listed above (for example, conducting research with a community partner to understand or address a public problem).
Long-term community service
Must have a record of significant community service activities over time.
Commitment to future contributions
Must have a demonstrated commitment to make future contributions to society via community service/engagement, including specific employment plans following graduation.
To be considered for the DU Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award, students graduating in the spring should submit a single pdf document to email@example.com that includes:
Letter of Introduction
Must detail achievements and future plans in terms of the above award criteria (maximum 3 pages, double spaced, Times Roman 12-point font).
A resume listing community-engaged work (projects, research) as well as academic work (including coursework, publications, presentations, and other relevant academic work).
Release of Records
Because representatives of the Kimmy Foundation review applications (see Decision Process below), please include a release allowing your application to be shared with the Kimmy Foundation representatives. The form can be accessed here under How to Release Your Records > Current Students. To assist with filling out the form, you can list:
- Name of recipient: Representatives of the Kimmy Foundation on the review committee
- Record(s) to release: Application materials for the Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award
- Duration of release: Today's date to June 1, 2022
- Purpose for release: To be considered for the Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award
- Your name, email address, and DU 87-number
The award recipient will be selected by two representatives from the Kimmy Foundation as well as two DU faculty/staff, identified by the CCESL Director.