Student Awards

Charles J. Ping Student Service Award

2020 nominations are open! Deadline is April 10.

The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award, sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact, is 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 recognition is granted annually to undergraduates at Ohio Campus Compact member institutions.

Students nominated to be a 2020 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award winner compete with other nominees from across the state for two $250 Legacy Award mini grants, to be given to a nonprofit organization of the winner’s choice.  The Legacy Award mini grants are sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact.

2019 Charles J. Ping Legacy Award Recipients

Zachary Chapman


Jesus Martinez-Garcia 

Read more about Zachary and Jesus’s achievements.
View all Ping award recipient essays.

2019 Ping Award Winners:

  • Brandon Willinger, Bowling Green State University
  • Elyzabeth King, Defiance College
  • Michael Angelo, Denison University
  • Zachary Chapman*, John Carroll University
  • Sianna Green, Lorain County Community College
  • Jesus Martinez-Garcia*, Oberlin College
  • Raissa Kanku, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Haylie Schmoll, Otterbein University
  • Corina Cleveland, Wittenberg University
  • Donald Foley, Xavier University

Newman Civic Fellowship

Check out the 2019 Newman Civic Fellowship recipients! 2020 recipients will be announced soon.

Sponsored by the national Campus Compact, the Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need in order to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities. The 2020 nomination period is closed. Please use the page link above for more information.