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In an effort to recognize the fantastic volunteer work of students, staff, and the community, the Bodwell center presents several awards annually.

The Servant Heart Scholarship Fund (Spring 2024 application available in Scholarship Universe through 4/13/24.)

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 2024 scholarship program includes 4 scholarships of $3,000 each.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current undergraduate student
  • Enrolled full-time at the University of Maine for the year being awarded
  • Have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Active participation in volunteer outreach in the last 12 months
  • Strong record of citizenship and volunteerism at the University of Maine
  • Without academic or disciplinary violations
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service

To apply, please visit Scholarship Universe through the University of Maine Portal.

2023 Recipients:

Paige Allen – Senior Honors Student, Sociology Major with Double Minor in Ethics and Political Philosophy and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; from Mendon, MA
Katharine Poulin – Junior Honors Student, History Major with Double Minor in International Affairs and Spanish; from Kennebunk, ME
Brenna Jones – Senior Honors Student, Sociology Major with Double Minor in Criminal Justics and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; from Bar Harbor, ME
Abigail Miller – Senior Honors Student, Sociology Major with Minor in Criminal Justice; from Gorham, ME

Questions can be directed to Lisa Morin, Coordinator of the Bodwell Center, at or (207) 581-4194.

 Campus CompactMaine Campus Compact Award Program

> Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence
> Heart and Soul Student Award
> Community Partner of the Year Award
> Corporate Partner of the Year Award
> President’s Campus Leadership Award

Click here for more information on the awards and the nomination process.

The Bodwell Center Award Program

The Community Partner Award recognizes 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. Their contribution may also be in the form of interaction that encourages students’ involvement and responsibility in community service.

The Dean Lucy Award recognizes 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 of their students.

The Black Bear Volunteer Award recognizes a student (graduate or undergraduate) that has made significant contributions demonstrating extraordinary commitment in their service activities which enhance the University of Maine and its surround community.

The Active Citizenship Award recognizes 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.