Community Engagement Medallion Information

The Community Engagement Medallion was established to honor graduates who have excelled in their commitment to the community through activities such as service learning, volunteerism, community/social issue advocacy, community work-study, and political engagement. All applications are due March 16th.



Applicants for the Community Engagement Medallion are undergraduate, graduate and professional students who will receive their respective degrees from May 2020 - December 2020. 

Important Note: To be fully considered, all materials must be completed & submitted no later than 5pm on March 20th. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 



A committee comprised of faculty, staff and community partners will review and score applications. Applications should reflect a breadth (variety) and depth (quality) of experience in several different community/civic engagement experiences. To be considered, all applicants:

  • Must be enrolled as a Mason Student
  • Must be graduating between May 2020-December 2020
  • Demonstrated depth (quality) and breadth (variety) of experience in community/civic engagement



All information collected in the application will be shared with the selection committee on March 23rd for review.

  • Application Information - All information collected in the application form will be used by the members of the Selection committee.
  • Mason Community Engagement Experience: Personal Story - This describes your community engagement experience during your time here at Mason in an essay format that address the following prompt in no more than 300 words.What activities were you involved in? What have you learned from your experiences in the community? What has been the biggest take-away?
  • Mason Community Engagement Experience: Personal Reflection - This is a personal reflections that address the following prompt in no more than 300 words: I have a responsibility and a commitment to use the knowledge and skills I have gained as a college student to collaborate with others, who may be different from me, to help address issues in society. In your response, please consider you own personal Mason community engagement experience and the extent to which agree or disagree to the statement above.
  • Letter of Recommendation - Recommenders will be sent a link to fill out a recommendation form which will be due 5pm on March 20th.



Applicants will be notified of their selection for this award the week of March 30th 2020. Recipients will receive a medallion and a certificate recognizing their accomplishments. Recipients are expected to attend the Seeds of Change award ceremony held annually at the end of the spring semester by Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL).

This years award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 21st from 1-3pm in The HUB Ballroom. Family and friends of awardees are welcome to attend the ceremony. Recipients are also encouraged to wear the medallion at their school’s commencement ceremonies. For more information about this year's event, please visit the Seed of Change event page