ESC Awards Program
Nomination Procedures and Process

Nominations will be reviewed by members of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. The deadline for electronic submissions is March 26, 2021. Award recipients will be notified by May 14, 2021. Nominations will include:

  • Program description (how does the program/project reflect a collaborative team effort by the community partner, higher education institutional leaders, and students?)
  • Participating partners (please list and describe the involvement of community partner(s), students [undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional], and college/university units and departments)
  • The importance of the project in the community (why has the project been identified as an exemplar?)
  • Overall relevance
  • Program outcomes and next steps (describe broader impacts)
  • Lessons learned

In addition to the narratives listed above, nominations will include one letter of support describing program outcomes, university/community collaboration, and scholarship contributions.

Note: To submit a nomination, click the "Apply" button. If you are a new user to the system, you must register to create a new account. Select "Register" at the bottom of the screen and follow the instructions.

Questions related to the ESC Awards Program may be directed to Melissa Maybury Lubin, Dean, Professional and Continuing Education, James Madison University () or Susan E. Short, Associate Vice President for Engagement, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ().

In case of technical difficulties, contact Grant Gerlich at or call (806) 834-8933.

Nomination Portal