Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Application
2019 Ping Award Guidelines & Application

The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award was designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community. These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994. An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for campus-community partnerships and increased opportunities for students to become active and engaged citizens. This award is granted annually to one undergraduate per Ohio Campus Compact member institution. Students nominated to be a Charles J. Ping Student Service Award winner will also compete with other nominees from across the state for one of two $250 mini grants, to be given to a nonprofit organization of the recipients’ choice.

A completed application will include:
- A completed Application form submitted (see below)
- A Letter of Nomination from the President's Office
- A head and shoulders photo of the nominee. Photo must be submitted as a high-resolution jpeg file (600 DPI minimum)
- Any supporting documentation highlighting the nominee’s service activities, i.e. articles (optional)

The President of the college or university must submit a one-page President's Letter of Nomination. The president’s letter must be sent from the President’s office.

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

This award recognizes student efforts, from individual commitment to service and the community, the ability to lead and to involve others. Evidence of exemplary community service, service-learning, or community-based research during his/her time on campus should be showcased in the nomination.
Considerations include:
• Any curricular-based service-learning or community-based research should reflect the student’s primary area of study.
• Service performed above and beyond that required of a service-learning class must be demonstrated.
• Any one-day service events (for which the student is being nominated) are designed to address a community need, involve innovation and incorporate plans for sustainability or continuity in the future.

The Charles J. Ping Student Award for Service will be announced Friday, April 5, 2019. Whenever possible, an Ohio Campus Compact staff or board member will present the Award at the annual campus recognition event. If it is not possible for a Compact representative to be in attendance, the appropriate information will be sent to the campus for awarding by the President.

This application form must be completed and submitted. All required supporting documentation should be emailed to: SUBJECT LINE: 2019 PING Nomination - Nominee's Last Name. All materials must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, March 22, 2019.
Please note: NO paper submissions will be accepted.

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Nominee's Name: *
This application MUST be submitted by the Student.
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Current Address: Street, City, State, Zip +4 *
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Phone *
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Email *
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Name of College or University (and address if different than above) *
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Major & Year of Graduation *
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Hometown & County *
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Hometown Newspaper(s) & Contact Information *
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President's Name *
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President's Contact Information *
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Campus Public Relations Contact *
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Date and Time of Recognition Event *
If the award recipient will be recognized during a campus award program hosted by the college/university, please provide the information for your campus ceremony.
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Location of Event *
Please include parking information.
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Student Essay (300-500 Words) *
Describe a community service or service learning activity that illustrates your leadership achievements. Include a description of how your work has affected the community, your college or university, and you personally.
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