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Giving Back Awards/MSUFCU Dean’s Choice Grant

April 4th, 4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.
207 & 208 Eustace-Cole Hall

Through the Honors Giving Back Awards, the Honors College encourages students to reflect on and share their experiences working in their communities.


$1,500 Grand Prize

$750 Second Place Prize

$250 Third Place Prize

Criteria for Applying:

1) Demonstrated significant and sustained involvement in a local, national, or international community project or organization.

2) Indication and explanation of connection to academic work (e.g., course, project, research, internship, study abroad).


Submit a 2-3 minute video/slide or other visual submission that tells the story of your community engagement. Submissions will be accepted by sending a file or link (YouTube, Vimeo, other) to honors@msu.eduThe deadline for submission is March 28, 11:59pm EST.

Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Impact – who is helped by the work, magnitude and duration of service
  • Connection of service to academic work and goals
  • Demonstration of working outside one’s comfort zone
  • Reflection on personal growth
  • Quality of the presentation/video

Awards will be given at a colloquium and ceremony for finalists on April 4 from 5:30pm-6:30pm EST at 207 & 208 Eustace-Cole Hall.

*Prizes are deposited to winners’ Financial Aid accounts and, as such, are subject to Office of Financial Aid rules

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