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University Student Volunteer of the Year Award 

Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


The annual University Student Volunteer of the Year Award honors Fresno State students who have made a difference in our community through exceptional gifts of their time and talent. If eligible, based on financial need, the award recipient will receive a single $1,500.00 scholarship. Simply nominating a student affirms and celebrates their efforts to improve the quality of life for those living in Central California. 


Nominations may come from any person, including self-nominations.

Nominations must clearly and concisely address the nomination criteria and questions. One nomination per student will be accepted. A selection committee will review nominations and determine the award recipient

Download the University Student Volunteer of the Year selection criteria and nomination form.

Breaking Records 

We are so pleased to report that this past academic year (2018-19), 18,932 students, faculty, and staff members provided 1,401,010 hours of service to the community which is equal to an estimated economic value of over $42.7 Million. 

The services provided range from short-term activities like blood-drives with the Central California Blood Center and Kids Day benefiting Valley Children's Hospital to an average of 156 service-learning courses and long-term teaching internships with local school districts.

Fresno State's commitment to service contributed to the 2018 Washington Monthly, ranking the university as number 24 of the top 30 universities in the nation. In fact, Fresno State was ranked second in the percentage of work study allocated to community service placements.

To learn more about how you can contribute to Fresno State's annual service goal, contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079