Community Engagement Award

NCHC's Community Engagement Award was created by the Student Affairs Committee to showcase how honors education leads members to make a difference in their communities. Emphasizing student excellence outside the classroom, this award will be given to one service project each year and will cover the cost of up to two student conference registration fees. The student(s) coordinating the winning project will be offered a presentation at NCHC's Annual Conference to highlight their service project.


  • Each student must be currently active in honors at an NCHC member institution
  • The service project must be sponsored by the student’s institution, and the institution must agree to cover travel expenses of the student representative(s).
  • The service project must be implemented between November of the previous year and November of the current year. If the project has not been implemented by the close of the application, applicants must detail concrete steps taken to plan the event and provide a timeline for the service project.

To nominate a project for the Community Engagement Award, please complete the form below. A letter of support from the honors director or faculty sponsor for the community project must also be submitted. Please nominate only one project from your program for this award.

2024 Community Engagement Award

Nominations will open April 1, and will close June 7, 2024.

Please complete the form below (also found at this link).