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Recommendations

One recommendation letter is required from an IUPUI faculty/staff member who has advised, supervised or observed the applicant’s community-based/civic engagement experience(s). This recommendation letter should address the applicant's growth and development (e.g. personal, civic, and intellectual) that occurred as a result of the community-based/civic engagement experience(s). A full recommendation letter is accepted as an attachment or there is allotted space to submit letter text.  

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One recommendation is required from a community partner/member who has advised, supervised or observed the applicant’s community-based/civic engagement experience(s). This recommendation details the community impact that an applicant has contributed a result of the community-based/civic engagement experience(s).  The recommendation consists of a questionnaire to be completed and with a space for additional comments; a full recommendation letter is allowed but not required.

[Please note these two recommendations cannot be from the same individual]

Documentation of Civic/Community Engagement experiences

Applicants should complete the Civic Engagement documentation portion by detailing no more than three (3) civic engagement experiences.

Activities documented must have occurred during the years in your current degree program as a student at IUPUI.

Included is a list of examples of civic engagement experiences.  Please remember that examples given are not an exhaustive list.

Experiences

Personal essay

UNDERGRADUATES:

Applicants are asked to upload an essay no more than 1000 words that addresses the following statement: "I have a responsibility and a commitment to use the knowledge and skills I have gained as an undergraduate college student to collaborate with others, who may be different from me, to help address issues in society.” Applicants are asked to explain the ways in which they agree or disagree with this statement and provide personal examples. The definition and dimensions of a Civic-Minded Graduate should serve to inform your essay.

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS:

Applicants are asked to complete an essay of no more than 1000 words that addresses the following statement: "I have a responsibility and commitment in my career to use the professional knowledge and skills that I have gained through my graduate education to collaborate and build consensus with others across difference to address social issues." Applicants are asked to explain the ways in which they agree or disagree with this statement and provide personal examples. The definition and dimensions of a Civic-Minded Professional may serve to inform your essay.

Please utilize the text box below or upload your essay. Note: you can write in a word document, then copy and paste your essay in the text box. The text box has formatting capabilities and spell check.  If you upload your essay, it saved as a PDF (.pdf). Please label it "lastnameplateressay.pdf". For example, "Brownplateressay.pdf"

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Abstract for award ceremony

Please complete the sentence using no more than 75 words that details your civic engagement experiences while at IUPUI.

Use the following format: [your name], a [your school] graduate from [hometown] is dedicated to [short summary of your experiences and accomplishments].

Example: Ellen Johnson, a Purdue School of Engineering and Technology graduate from Brookings, South Dakota, is dedicated to the growth and development of the youth in Indianapolis by working with George Washington Community High School and Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. For nearly three years, Ellen has been an engineering instructor for the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana with which taught basic engineering concepts to the Camp Dellwood campers supporting the girls' exploration within the field while building their confidence, courage, and character.

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