The President's Honor Roll focuses on the impact that your institution's service is having on the community. When describing projects on the application, highlight both the qualitative impact (outcomes) that your service programs have had in the lives of service recipients, as well as the quantitative data (outputs) such as the number of volunteers and the number of hours served.
An example of a strong project description might read:
As part of the service project, students trained and connected 50 tutors to children at a local elementary school. Since the tutoring program began, there has been a 15% increase in students reading at or above grade level.
Join us for today’s webinar to learn more about how to strengthen your application by demonstrating the impact that your projects have had on the community!
Honor Roll Application Q&A
We frequently receive questions from applicants. Here are answers to two of the questions that have come up during the past week.
From what academic year is the data on the Federal Work Study Community Service taken from the Department of Education?
The data is taken from the 2009-2010 academic year, which is the latest year for which authenticated data is available from the U.S. Department of Education. Please note that while the Federal Work Study community service data is from 2009-2010, all information submitted by your institution on the 2012 Honor Roll application should reflect data from the 2010-2011 academic year.
How many project examples are required if my institution is applying for recognition in one of the Special Focus Areas?
Both the General Community Service and the Special Focus Area categories require three project examples. If you are applying under both categories, you will need to submit six project examples. The 2012 application initially had one long form essay for the Special Focus Areas, which made it unclear that applicants needed to submit three examples in this category. The application is being updated to make it clear that there should be three project examples. The update will be completed by Wednesday, November 16th.
Additional information can be found in the resource section of the application site.
There will be two more webinars with Tips for a Great Honor Roll Application to assist you with the application process. The webinars will generally have the same content. Select a date to sign up for a webinar.
Conference Call Q&A
In addition to the webinars, conference calls are planned to assist you with last minute questions. Sign up for a conference call.
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