All Cornell undergraduates
Monday, March 6, 2023
Cornell alumni Gerald Robinson ’54, Margot Robinson ’55, Robert Appel ’53 and Helen Appel ’55 established the Robinson-Appel award to recognize and honor students who have had significant involvement in community service by providing support for their projects, which address a community’s social needs or problems.
Three projects are selected each year to receive $2,500 to further a community service project initiated and proposed by Cornell students. The focus of the project’s efforts may be the Cornell campus, the Ithaca community or a location outside of Tompkins County (but within the United States and its territories).
Funding cannot be used for travel or salary.
Proposed projects should not be part of academic coursework, dissertation research or for academic credit, but may be an outgrowth of previous work or course experience.
Each semifinalist will give a 20-minute in-person project presentation and answer questions from the selection committee. These required presentations will be held on campus on April 17, 2023.
Semifinalists must also be able to attend the award presentation on April 18, 2023, noon-2:00 pm.
**If applying on behalf of a group, the person that is named on the application must be the person that presents.
**The Robinson-Appel Award application was due Monday, March 6, 2023. The application is currently closed.**
Applications should demonstrate the student’s initiative and ability to translate ideals into the practical result of meeting community needs.
The application includes:
- Résumé with previous service work you’ve performed in the past twelve months
- Proposal description no longer than three pages describing how you would use the award including:
- the steps you will take to achieve these goals;
- how and when you will assess the results;
- whether you will be starting a new project/program/organization, or developing a project/program within an existing organization;
- who will be your community partners.
- Budget outlining how funds will be used
- Recommendation that speaks to your project proposal or to your previous service work. (**Recommendation cannot be given by a peer.) Recommendations should be submitted through the separate recommendation form.
If you have any questions about the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.