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.

 

Applications for the 2022 cycle have passed. Check back in January 2023 for the next cycle.

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Eligibility 

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.

 

Application Requirements

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:

  • 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).

  • Resume

    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

 

Decision Process

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. 

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Past Kimmy Recipients

2022 Recipients

Leah York

Josue Rodriguez

2020 Recipients

Walid Hedidar

Haley Pachelo

2019 Recipients

Michaela Nee

Jazmin Bustillos