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The MacJannet Prize recognizes exceptional student civic engagement initiatives based in Talloires Network member universities around the world and contributes financially to their ongoing public service efforts. Student initiatives that are based at a Talloires Network member institution and that have existed for at least two years are eligible to be considered for this prize. Profiles of all the winners will be posted on the MacJannet Prize website. In 2012, three programs will receive awards: 1st Prize ($7,500), 2nd Prize ($5,000), and 3rd Prize ($2,500).

The 2012 Nomination form will be released soon.


The MacJannet Prize has been created in order to:

  • Recognize and encourage exceptional student civic engagement and community service
  • Financially support the ongoing work of university-based civic initiatives
  • Elevate innovative civic engagement program models and disseminate them throughout the Network as examples of promising practices
  • Strengthen public support for the global civic engagement movement in higher education
  • Champion the values and extend the legacy of Donald and Charlotte MacJannet, who devoted their lives to fostering international understanding
  • Promote action around the principles of the Talloires Declaration, which recommends steps to elevate the civic engagement of universities around the world