MDC Students Leave a Legacy of Engagement. How Will You Be Remembered?
Benefits to You:
- All iCED awards are reflected on your iCED Transcript
- Receive a letter of commendation and certificate from MDC
- Be recognized at your campus annual Awards Ceremony
- Add to your resume for employment or transfer applications
- Bragging rights!
The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes MDC students, faculty, and staff who volunteer their time to serve their community. Service hours documented for this award are typically limited to a 12-month cycle from May 1 to April 30 of every year. Award winners receive a lapel pin, a certificate, and letter from the office of President of the United States.
Awards for individual service accumulate through a combination of hours documented with iCED through academic service-learning, individual service, and/or hours completed towards club service. Award levels for individuals include:
- Bronze (100+ hours)
- Silver (175+ hours)
- Gold (250+ hours)
Awards for club service accumulate through a combination of hours collectively documented with iCED by each club member towards one student club. Award levels for student clubs include:
- Bronze (200+ hours)
- Silver (500+ hours)
- Gold (1,000+ hours)
The President’s Volunteer Service Award applicants must self-nominate by downloading and filling out the Individual PVSA application or Club PVSA application. Applications must be received by your campus iCED office by Friday April 28th, 2023.
The Civic Leadership Award (CLA)
recognizes MDC students, faculty, and staff who have shown sustained and impactful civic leadership in our community. Civic leadership is reflected in the capacity to identify, analyze, collaborate, and work towards solving pressing societal needs and issues. Award winners receive a certificate and letter of commendation from MDC’s Institute for Civic Engagement & Democracy.
The Civic Action Award (CAA) recognizes MDC students, faculty, and staff who have demonstrated active participation in the civic life of our community by scoring a minimum of 100 points on iCED’s Civic Action Scorecard. Award winners receive a lapel pin, a certificate, and letter of commendation from MDC’s Office of Changemaking Education & Social Innovation.
Award levels include:
- Bronze (100+ points)
- Silver (200+ points)
- Gold (300+ points)
Civic Action Award applicants must self-nominate by submitting their Civic Action Portfolio along with the Tracking Sheet & Awards Application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, submit as soon as you qualify. Contact your campus iCED office for more information.
NOTE: Scorecard users can continually build on their Civic Action Portfolios and award status between application cycles. Example: If a student scores 100 points and is awarded a Bronze award, and then continues to build their portfolio to score 200 new points, they can apply for a Gold award at the next award application deadline (100 awarded points + 200 new points = 300 points scored in their Civic Action Portfolio).