MDC Students Leave a Legacy of Engagement. How Will You Be Remembered?

Three Service medals shown

Service

  • President's Volunteer Service Award
Collection of medals shown attached to colored ribon

Civic Leadership

  • Civic Leadership Award
Three Civic Action awards displayed

Democratic Engagement

  • Civic Action Award

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!

Service

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 May 6, 2022. Student hours for this award must be documented with iCED by following the steps to Register for Service. Faculty and staff may submit external verification of hours served.

Civic Leadership

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 Leadership Award is through self or peer nomination by downloading and filling out the CLA application. Applications must be received by your campus iCED office by Friday May 6, 2022.

Democratic Engagement

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. Portfolios and applications must be received by your campus iCED office by Friday May 6, 2022. This award typically has two application cycles, late spring term and late summer term.

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).