The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) supports and encourages excellence in engaged scholarship through its annual ESC Awards Program. The annual Awards Program recognizes higher education institutions and their exemplary contributions to scholarship and the practice of engaged scholarship. The 2023 ESC Awards of Excellence in Engaged Scholarship will recognize exemplary institutional programs in the following categories: Student, Faculty, Staff, Community Partner, and Institution.
New in 2023: This year, ESC is accepting applications for the Distinguished Dissertation Award. The Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes emerging scholars who advance research on community engagement scholarship through rigorous and innovative dissertation inquiry and whose work contributes to the field by having the potential for impact on the study, practice, and policies of community engagement. Individuals applying for this recognition must follow the application requirements provided (not apply through the portal).
The Institutional Leadership Award (must be an ESC member) and Distinguished Engaged Scholar Award will be selected by committees identified by the ESC President and Awards Committee Chair.
In 2023, ESC will hold its Awards and Recognition Ceremony during the Annual Conference (October 4-5, 2023). In addition to participation in the Awards and Recognition program, category winners will be invited to share their exemplary program experiences during an Award Recipients Panel presentation.