Student Community Service
The Office of Student Community Service (SCS) promotes the development of engaged citizens by supporting student service and philanthropy organizations and connecting students to community agencies in Evanston and Chicago.
Details on all service events will be posted as they become available.
Evanston Volunteer Recognition
During National Volunteer Week, Northwestern University, Evanston Township High School, the City of Evanston, and the Evanston Community Foundation are joining together to celebrate the extraordinary work that volunteers do. Fifteen outstanding volunteers are recognized each year from the Northwestern and Evanston community for making a difference in a multitude of ways.
Senior Woman’s Service Award ($2,500)
The Alumnae of Northwestern University recognizes Northwestern Senior women who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service to the university community during their undergraduate years by selecting an annual recipient of the Senior Woman’s Service Award. The Alumnae Directors wish to recognize and encourage the personal commitments of young women to societal needs that go beyond the self and enhance the educational experience at Northwestern. The award acknowledges the countless volunteer hours, often pursued without leadership titles, which many students provide to a variety of programs during their four years at Northwestern.
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Prize for Community Service ($5,000)
The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Prize for Community Service was established to honor the Ryans’ generous commitment to volunteer service on behalf of Northwestern University and the Chicago community. The Ryan Prize for Community Service will honor a graduating senior who exemplifies leadership and service through participation in university and community activities. Because Northwestern greatly values the Ryans’ extraordinary example of volunteerism and commitment to community, this prize and its recipient will be prominently recognized by the university.