Presidential Service Awards

Applications are currently open and will close on March 8, 2024, at 11:59 pm.

The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2024, and will take place in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

Presidential Service Award Requirements

  • Only open to UF undergraduate, graduate, or professional students who are graduating in the current academic year.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed 400 hours of community service during their overall time as a UF student (i.e. a graduating senior completed approximately 100 hours a year since enrolling at UF).
  • Graduate and Professional students must have completed 200 hours of community service during their time as UF graduate student.
  • A list of community partners’ contact information (phone number and email address) and the total number of hours served with the community partner. The Brown Center for Leadership & Service will send a verification form directly to each partner listed in the application.
  • Photo of nominee working with community partners or a professional head shot*
  • Reflection essay (no more than 500 words) answering the following question: Describe your service experience(s) as a UF student. Why did you decide to engage in service and what did you learn from your experience(s)?

*For the photo requirement, if the service time has been with children and/or other vulnerable populations, please instead submit a professional head shot in lieu of the picture of you doing service. At the awards reception, a slide show of each winner’s picture and quote about why service was impactful will be featured.

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