Student Awards

Charles J. Ping Student Service Award

2021 nominations are closed. The 2022 nomination period will open late winter ’22. 

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 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.

2021 Charles J. Ping Legacy Award Recipients

Erin Neff, Baldwin Wallace University


Belkis Moreno, Oberlin College 

Read more about Erin and Belkis’ achievements.
View all 2021 Ping award recipient essays.

2021 Ping Award Recipients:

  • Belkis Moreno (Legacy Award) – Oberlin College
  • Caroline Bremer – Denison University
  • Delaney Burns – John Carroll University
  • Erin Neff (Legagcy Award) – Baldwin Wallace University
  • Grace Ison – Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Hayley Maher – University of Mount Union
  • Jack Hollinshead – Wittenberg University
  • Lucas Thomeier – Defiance College
  • Patrick Caniglia – Bowling Green State University
  • Rachael Quandt – University of Findlay
  • Sarah Lifer – Ohio University
  • Sarah Ray – Xavier University

Newman Civic Fellowship

Check out the 2021 Newman Civic Fellowship recipients, including 14 Ohio students!

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. Please use the page link above for more information.