The Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Awards recognize one graduating senior, one faculty member, and one community partner for their commitment to the ideals of service‐learning.
Graduating seniors, faculty members, and community partners who have participated in at least one service‐learning course at Duke are eligible for an Alden Award.
Amount of Award
Each Alden award winner will receive $250 to further develop his/her community-building and leadership skills.
Any member of the Duke community or a community partner organization may nominate an eligible student, faculty member, or community partner (individual or organization) for a Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-‐Learning Award.
- Faculty and community partner nominations: NOMINATOR submits a statement of approximately 500 words indicating why the nominee deserves the award in light of the criteria listed below.
- Student nominations: NOMINATOR submits a statement of approximately 500 words indicating why the nominee deserves the award in light of the criteria listed below. ALSO, the STUDENT NOMINEE must provide a short description or reflection on their service-‐learning experiences at Duke.
Student Nominee Instructions
Please provide the student with the instructions for their reflection statement. We suggest doing so by the first week in March to allow time for them to prepare a statement before the deadline. Joint nominations are welcomed.
DOWNLOAD: Instructions (pdf)
Nominations should be submitted to Dane Emmerling, Assistant Director, Duke Service‐Learning, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), mail (Box 90739), or in person (West Duke 213), and must be received by March 20.