Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award

About the Award

The DU Kimmy Foundation Community Service Professional Award reflects the Foundation's commitment to the professional advancement and service of capable young men and women in their growth and development as world citizens.

Award recipients will be chosen from seniors graduating in the spring from DU's traditional undergraduate program based on:

Past contributions to community service as a DU student

Future contributions to society via community service/engagement, including specific employment plans following graduation

The Kimmy Foundation's mission is to support youths who exhibit creativity, character, and compassion in keeping with the life and ideals of Kathryn Dougherty Galbreath.

This award highlights the Kimmy Foundation's efforts to support those who give to others and lead the way toward helping their community.

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.

Eligibility & Application Process

In the spring, two awards of $5,000 each will be presented. 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, 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);
  • Record of significant community service activities over time;
  • 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 ccesl@du.edu that includes:

  • A letter of introduction detailing 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);
  • 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.

Application Decision

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.

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Kimmy Award Application

Applications for the 2021-2022 Kimmy Foundation Award have passed. Check back in January 2023 for the 2022-2023 cycle. 

Kimmy Recipients

2022 Recipients

Leah York

Josue Rodriguez

2020 Recipients

Walid Hedidar

Haley Pachelo

2019 Recipients

Michaela Nee

Jazmin Bustillos

2017 Recipients

Ashley Edinger

Laleobe Olaka

Larcy Brooks