Community Service Award

The Farmingdale State College (FSC) Nexus Office of Community and Civic Engagement is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for FSC Community Service Awards. FSC is dedicated to community service and believes in recognizing the selfless work that our FSC community members contribute both within the institution and externally.  

On April 27, 2023 from 4-6pm, the College will hold the Community Partners Reception at FSC to highlight our external partners in conjunction with an award ceremony to honor campus leaders of community service. 

Awards Criteria: 

Awards will be considered in the following categories for those who have demonstrated a commitment to community service: 

Individual Awards for:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Group Awards:

  • Departments or groups of faculty/staff 
  • Officially recognized student organization

Future Funding Proposals

Faculty, Staff, or Departments

In addition to the awards listed above, monetary awards of up to $2,500 are available for a faculty member, staff member, and/or a department to be used for a future community service project/initiative in summer 2023-spring 2024. Proposals are invited by faculty or staff members, with joint applications welcome, including from departments. Applicants should submit a detailed proposal for the future community service initiative, including the anticipated timeline for the project and related costs/use of award funding.

Student Organizations

In addition to the awards listed above, a monetary award of $500 is available to be added to the operating budget of a recognized student organization on campus for the 2023-2024 academic year. Members of student clubs should submit a written statement for why their organization should be considered for this recognition and their plans for how funds would be used to further the mission of the club.


To Apply for the Award:

Students and Student Organizations: 

Fill out the Nomination form by March 31, 2023. You must include a statement outlining your commitment to community service. Individual student nominees must be students in good academic standing. 

Faculty, Staff, and Departments: 

Fill out the Nomination form by March 31, 2023.  You must include a statement outlining how you or your group has demonstrated a commitment to community service. 

Fill out an online Award nomination form.


To Submit a Future Funding Proposal:

Please provide a detailed proposal for a community service project that you will undertake between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024. Please include a timeline and itemized budget proposal.


Fill out the online proposal form for the Future Funding Proposal. 



Application Opens: March 1, 2023 

Application closes: March 31, 2023 

Awardees Announced: April 17, 2023 

Community Partners Reception and FSC Community Service Awards: April 27, 2023, Campus Ballroom, 4-6pm 

Please send any questions to Dr. Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede at  

Last Modified 2/27/23