Student Awards

Charles J. Ping Student Service Award

2021 nominations are due March 26, 2021. 

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.

2020 Charles J. Ping Legacy Award Recipients

Hanna Frey


Gabriel Morales 

Read more about Hannah and Gabriel’s achievements.
View all Ping award recipient essays.

2020 Ping Award Recipients:

  • Adam Smith – Bowling Green State University
  • Blake Newman – Defiance College
  • Tovey Nederveld – Denison University
  • Nick Hupka – John Carroll University
  • Gabriel Morales – Oberlin College
  • Brayams Ayala Ramos – Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Destanee O’Neil – University of Mt. Union
  • MacKenzie Hill – Wittenberg University
  • Hannah Frey – Xavier University

Newman Civic Fellowship

Check out the 2020 Newman Civic Fellowship recipients, including 17 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.