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 Award – Good 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:
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:
The Servant Heart Scholarship Fund – will be open for applications in March 2013
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 $2,500.