Shortly after Robert “Robbie” Robinson became the University’s chief of public safety in October 1993, he had a “chance encounter” with James K. Duah-Agyeman, who was then the director of the Center for Academic Achievement in the Division of Student…
Applications Now Available for Robert B. Menschel Public Service Award
The Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service (Shaw Center) is currently seeking applications for the Robert B. Menschel Public Service Award.
The award was established to honor Syracuse University trustee and alumnus Robert Menschel ’51, H’91 and to perpetuate his commitment to the not-for-profit world by supporting undergraduate internships at nonprofit organizations.
Undergraduate students who have secured an internship with a nonprofit organization for the Spring 2022 semester are invited and encouraged to apply for the $1,500 award. To be considered, the applicant must be a matriculated student at Syracuse University in good standing and have an internship at a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that occurs during the spring semester for a minimum of eight weeks.
The deadline to submit application materials is Friday, Feb. 18. Recipients will be notified by email in mid-March and funds will be released directly to student bursar accounts. A short reflection paper about the internship experience will be requested at the end of the semester and provided to the funder.
Eight students received the award in last year’s round of funding. They were:
- Chelsea Brown, a sophomore television, radio and film major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a citizenship and civic engagement major in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Fiver Children’s Foundation)
- Duda Carvalho, a sophomore in the School of Architecture (Yleana Leadership Foundation)
- Nicole Graine, a senior psychology and neuroscience major in the College of Arts and Sciences (Vera House)
- Shiori Green, a senior in the School of Architecture (Otsego County Conservation Association)
- Nicole Huling ’21, College of Visual and Performing Arts (MercyWorks)
- Kiana Khoshnoud, a sophomore public relations major in the Newhouse School (Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy)
- Grace McCormick, a junior art history major in the College of Arts and Sciences and online journalism major in the Newhouse School (Everson Museum of Art)
- Regan Schutt ’21, College of Arts and Sciences (Youth Villages)
For more information on the award or the application cycle, contact the Shaw Center at 315.443.3051 or by email at ShawCenter@syr.edu.