The Lena Landegger Community Service Awards

FAQs

  1. Who can apply for the awards?
  2. Can I apply if I will be abroad Spring Semester?
  3. Can I apply if I am a student at SFS Qatar?
  4. I applied as a junior but did not receive the award, can I reapply as a senior?
  5. Does my service have to impact the Georgetown community?
  6. Who should write my letter of recommendation?
  7. How do nominations work?
  8. I received a nomination, do I have to apply?
  9. Can my nomination serve as my letter of recommendation?

 

Who can apply for the awards?

All third and fourth year students at Georgetown University are eligible to apply. This includes students who will be abroad in the Spring, and students at the SFS Qatar campus.

Can I apply if I will be abroad Spring Semester?

Yes. While you will (likely) not be able to attend the ceremony/dinner, you are still eligible for the award.

Can I apply if I am a student at SFS Qatar?

Yes. While you will (likely) not be able to attend the ceremony/dinner, you are still eligible for the award.

I applied as a junior but did not receive the award, can I reapply as a senior?

Absolutely, and we hope that you do.

Does my service have to impact the Georgetown community?

No. The Selection Committee considers service performed at the local, national or international level.

Who should write my letter of recommendation?

We recommend that you ask someone who is familiar with your service work and can thoughtfully and effectively speak to the quality and impact of your service. Please note that fellow students may not write letters of recommendation.

How do nominations work?

Georgetown faculty and staff have the option to nominate students for their service work. Nominees are then notified that they have been nominated, and are encouraged to apply.

I received a nomination, do I have to apply?

No. If you receive a nomination you are not required to apply. However, we hope that you consider that someone has recognized the impact of your service and taken the time to nominate you and decide to apply.

Can my nomination serve as my letter of recommendation?

No. However, you may ask the faculty or staff member who nominated you to write you a letter of recommendation.

 

If you have additional questions, please email landeggerserviceawards@georgetown.edu