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 2024 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 18, 2024 from 10-2pm, the College will hold the Day of Service and Community Service Awards Community.

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 2024-spring 2025. 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 2024-2025 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 8, 2024. 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 8, 2024.  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, 2024 and June 30, 2025. Please include a timeline and itemized budget proposal.


Fill out the online proposal form for the Future Funding Proposal 



Application Opens: February 5, 2024 

Application closes: March 8, 2024

Awardees Announced: April 10, 2024 

FSC Community Service Awards: April 18, 2024, Campus Ballroom, 11-2pm 

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


Congratulations to the 2023 Community Service Award Recipients! 

  • Faculty Award: Loretta Mariano
  • Staff Award: Peter Thomas
  • Student Award: Carl Henry Denaud
  • Student Organization Award: Student Nurse Association

Congratulations to the 2023 Community Engaged Future Funding Project Recipients!

  • Eric Anderson, Canstruction
  • Dylan Gafarian, RAM Community Service Alternative Break


Last Modified 4/17/24