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About the Fellowship

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor on the basis of their potential for public leadership.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. The year-long program, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, includes virtual learning opportunities and networking as part of a national network of engaged student leaders and an optional in-person convening.

To Apply

If you are interested in being nominated by UNC-Chapel Hill as a Newman Civic Fellow, notify Ryan Nilsen. In order to be considered for the campus nomination, a nominee will typically be required to submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest before a deadline in January of the year of the fellowship.

Previous Fellows

Previews Newman Civic Fellows from UNC include Joyce Yao ’20 (Newman ’19) and Lucas Cain ’22 (Newman ’21).