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The Carolina Center for Public Service administers various awards, grants, fellowships and scholarships honoring individual undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary work in public service and engaged scholarship. These include the annual selection of three campus-wide awards, the University Public Service Awards, which are presented in a celebration ceremony in the spring.

Ned Brooks Award for Public Service

The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community throughout their career. To nominate, submit a nomination by Feb. 26 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Recipients will receive a $1,200 award.

Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards

Three individuals will receive Provost Awards: one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. To nominate, submit a brief two-paragraph nomination through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 12.

Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards

CCPS presents Bryan Awards for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan awards recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 12. Recipients will each receive a $500 award.


Watch the 2020 Public Service Awards Ceremony: