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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Engagement Awards!  Complete the Nomination Form and submit it to the Bodwell Center by 4:00 pm on March 28.


In an effort to recognize the fantastic volunteer work that students, staff, and the community the BCSV presents several awards annually.

The 2012 award recipients are:

Active Citizenship Award - UMaine Rotaract Club

Barbara Bodwell Award - Gamma Sigma Sigma

Community Partner AwardGood Samaritan Agency

Dean Lucy Award Andrea Gifford, Student Affairs

Black Bear Volunteer Award - Matthew McAdam

The Barbara Bodwell Award is presented to a member of the Greek system that has participated in or planned service projects that were innovative and effectively reached the off campus community. This award includes a $500.00 gift from the Bodwell family demonstrating their appreciation for group service. Criteria for this award include:

  • A strong commitment to community service evidenced by the quality and/or quantity of service projects;
  • A fitting role model for other student groups by encouraging leadership and community involvement,
  • Provides service that meets the community’s needs, and;
  • A recognized member of the Greek system.

The Community Partner Award is awarded to a business, individual, or community agency that has contributed significantly to a University of Maine student service project for at least one year. The contribution could be in the form of extensive funds or other resources and materials needed for service projects. It may also be in the form of interaction that encourages students’ involvement and responsibility in community service.

The Dean Lucy Award was created to recognize a faculty or staff member who has gone out of his/her way in service to the University of Maine community and surrounding area. This recipient should also encourage and support student community service.

The Active Citizenship Award goes to a student or student group/organization who has dedicated many hours to volunteering, community service projects, or service to the University of Maine. Criteria for this award include:

  • Individual – Enrolled full-time at UMaine, Group – recognized student organization,
  • Involved in community service and participates as a volunteer in a variety of community service projects and events,
  • Helps connect the UMaine campus to the off-campus community by involving others in community service,
  • Evidence of leadership and ongoing commitment to service, and;
  • Demonstrates dependable, and enthusiastic qualities, and is of good moral character.



The Servant Heart Scholarship Fundwill be open for applications in March 2014

The University of Maine System is pleased to announce The Servant Heart Scholarship Fund.  This scholarship fund is made possible by an anonymous gift to benefit students who are committed to community service and volunteer outreach.  The Servant Heart Scholarship is offered as an expression of the donors’ Christian faith.  The scholarship fund is intended to benefit students who connect public service with their academic work and who apply practical solutions to real world problems.  Applying students must exhibit their devotion to community service by having been recently involved in an outreach project.

The scholarship award is $2,100.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student continuing into the 2014-15 school year
  • Have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Performed or led a volunteer outreach effort in the past year
  • Strong record of citizenship, without academic or disciplinary violations
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Enrolled at the University of Maine.

To apply, submit the following by 4:00 pm on March 28, 2014:

  • Completed Servant Heart Scholarship Application
  • One page typed summary of outreach project and volunteer experience
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from an individual other than a family member that clearly demonstrates the applicant’s strong commitment to community service.  If possible, a letter from clergy is preferred (but not required).