Awards We Offer
Outstanding community engagement is formally recognized through the following awards:
The John A. Lindquist Award is given annually to a current Weber State University faculty or staff member who has demonstrated sustained and outstanding commitment to mentoring WSU students in learning through community engagement. It recognizes university-community partnerships in support of students’ learning and honors John A. Lindquist’s devotion to education and community.
Learning through community engagement is a dynamic and collaborative process wherein students immerse themselves in situational problems of a social, economic, or environmental nature. They consider possible outcomes and create potential solutions that benefit communities. As students apply their skills, knowledge, and research to community issues, they, in turn, develop civic leadership. Frequently, they are models of how an education can improve and sustain the well-being of individuals in their communities.
Award is $8,000 cash (less benefits and withholding taxes).
The Ivory Community Leadership Award encourages and recognizes the extraordinary efforts of Weber State University students who positively impact student success and/or provide leadership in community engagement.
Each year, the recipient of the Ivory Award will receive a cash prize of $2,000 (less taxes, etc.) along with up to a $10,000 donation towards the recipient's cause, initiative, and/or team.
Each year, WSU recognizes the work of outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners. Awardees will be selected for each of the categories below and recognized at the annual CCELebration.