Undergraduates, Graduate students, Professional students
Thursday, February 15, 2024
The Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award is given each year to a Cornell student for making a remarkable, creative, specific contribution to the spirit of humanity.
This annual award honors the memory of dearly missed Cornell alum Maribel Garcia ’95, a vital friend and always a creative, inspiring and energetic member of her community. Maribel died tragically in a car accident in 1997, and the award committee hopes to honor her name and build a legacy of giving by rewarding one student each year for a “remarkable contribution to the spirit of humanity.” They believe creative, innovative contributions to the community can spread outward and upward to make the world a more unified, healthy and happy place. It is with this spirit that the Maribel Garcia Award is presented to one Cornell student each year, undergraduate or graduate.
An annual award of $250 goes to one Cornell student.
Consider contributing to the Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award so that it can continue to support those who have creatively served their community.
Visit the award’s Facebook page to join the community of the MGCSF.
Nominations must be submitted using the online form by Thursday, February 15, 2024.
Students can be self-nominated or nominated by peers, faculty, staff or community partners.
The nomination form includes:
- Nominee’s information, including name, contact information, college, major and graduation year
- Nominator’s information, if not a self-nomination
- Proposal that is three-pages max
- For self-nominations:
- Describe the project/initiative/idea and why it’s being created; project goals; and who the project aims to help.
- Do you have a personal connection or history that drives you to do this work?
- What is the current state of the project and what do you hope for in the future?
- For nominating someone else:
- Describe the nominee’s project/initiative/idea, including the goals and the community it aims to help.
- Are you aware of a personal connection or history that drives the nominee to do this work?
- Share your understanding of the current state of the project and what the student hopes for in the future.
- For self-nominations:
- A recommendation letter from a fellow student, project collaborator, professor or advisor (for self-nominations only)
If you have any questions about the application process, please email email@example.com.