Funded by Michael and Betsy Wood on behalf of the Richard J. Wood Family, the Wood Student Community Commitment Award was created in 1996 in honor of Dr. Richard J. Wood, who served as the founding chairperson of Indiana Campus Compact’s, now Community-Engaged Alliance, Board of Presidents from 1992 to 1996. This award honors students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community engagement and continues Dr. Wood's legacy as an advocate of students as stewards of the community.
To receive this competitive award, nominees must be undergraduate, graduate, or pre-professional students with at least 6 months remaining prior to graduation as of April. Recipients must be enrolled at a Community-Engaged Alliance partner institution.
Award winners will be presented with an award plaque and a $500 cash gift. This cash gift is payable after the recipient’s w-9 is received.