The Student Service Award Selection Panel is currently seeking nominations for the 2018/19 academic year. The deadline for nominations is 5:00pm on Friday, February 15th, 2019. Late entries will not be accepted in order to give the committee time to make decisions and to provide an equitable review process.
The Student Service Awards recognize current students for outstanding contributions to our surrounding community and to Berea College. The awards are funded by endowments from donors to Berea College, and the focus of each award was chosen by the donors.
All nominations should be submitted electronically. To nominate a student, please use the button below and complete the nomination form, detailing the nominee’s accomplishments in the area of service specific to each award. The strongest nominations will include specific examples of the ways that the student meets the criteria for the award. Students cannot nominate themselves. Students nominated must be currently enrolled (unless otherwise noted) and in good standing.
The E.R. Brann Good Citizenship Award
This award is given annually to the student whose character and life have made an outstanding contribution to the Christian character of Berea College.
The Jane Ann Kendrick Community Service Award
This award is given to a student who has accented the value of volunteer work. In doing so, they have improved and enriched the lives of others. This must be done through volunteer service to the community, and not as part of a paid labor position.
The Layman Memorial Scholarship
This award was established by the daughters of the Rev. and Mrs. Henry L. Layman, who worked as missionaries in Japan for 35 years. It is awarded each year to the student deemed most likely to make a contribution to international relations and understanding.
George and Lucille C. McKinney Service Award
This award is given to a junior who is an active participant in volunteer service in the college community. Nominations are sought from a recognized campus organization including residence halls and labor departments.
Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King Award
This award recognizes campus leadership in interracial understanding. It is given to two students, one African American and one white or non-white. These students must exhibit leadership qualities in the promotion of interracial understanding in all aspects of campus and student life.
Ernest and Emily G. Graham Volunteer Service Award
This award recognizes two students who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer service during the year. First, second and third year students qualify. Nominations must originate from formal service groups, such as People Who Care and Habitat for Humanity.
Dr. Lee E. Wickline Scholarship
Given to a full-time enrolled third- or fourth-year student with at least a 3.0 GPA, and a major or minor in education. The recipient must exhibit enthusiastic interest in school and community activities, and an awareness of universal human values.
Homer A. & Carol M. Porter, Jr. Citizen-Servant Emerging Leader Awards
Given to as many as four students whose participation in and contributions to service programs or service-learning courses exemplify the selfless characteristics of servant leaders. Recipients must not have reached third-year academic status before the end of the spring term.
Louise Veltin Memorial Award
This award is given to a graduating student with a distinguished good citizen record at Berea College. Third- and fourth-year students and general faculty are invited to nominate a student for this award.
Eva Nell Whitaker Alley Award
Eva Nell Whitaker Alley, ’44 was a vital contributor to Berea’s campus life, who passed away four years after her graduation. The Eva Nell Whitaker Alley Award Fund was established by her husband George in 1949 to honor her memory.
- Nominee must be a graduating female (Spring or Summer).
- Nominee has exhibited leadership in campus activities.
- Nominee has been a vital part of Berea College and has greatly contributed to student and campus life.
- Nominations must come from members of the senior class or a member of the faculty or staff.
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
William E. Bardusch, Jr. Graduate Scholarship
History of the awards:
Both the Sullivan Award and the Bardusch Scholarship were created by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, based in Oxford, Mississippi. The Sullivan Foundation has supported Berea College since 1937 with grants for student scholarships and social entrepreneurship activities. The Foundation sponsors annual awards on more than 60 college campuses to honor the lives and service of Algernon Sydney Sullivan and his wife, Mary Mildred Sullivan. Via the Sullivan awards, the Foundation wishes to recognize individuals whose nobility of character and dedication to service set them apart as examples for others.
Berea College will choose one graduating senior to receive both the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and the William E. Bardusch, Jr. Graduate Scholarship. The Sullivan Foundation created the Bardusch Scholarship at Berea to honor both the Foundation’s longtime president, William E. Bardusch, Jr., and the long-standing partnership between the Foundation and Berea College.
Nominations for the recipient of the Sullivan Award and Bardusch Scholarship may come from students, faculty or staff. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
- Nominee must be a graduating senior who plans to enroll in graduate school, working toward a master’s or doctorial degree. Students must enroll within two years of graduating from Berea. The Bardusch Scholarship payment will be made directly to the graduate institution upon the student’s enrollment.
- These awards recognize individuals who demonstrate the highest standards of character, integrity, and service to others and to their community. Nominees should be individuals who have consistently shown that they will actively serve the needs of others and their community in a hands-on, personal manner.
- If the recipient does not enroll in graduate school within two years of graduating from Berea, they may keep the Sullivan Award but will not receive the Bardusch Scholarship payment.
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Award Recipients!
The Student Service Awards Selection Panel would like to congratulate the following students in recognition of their outstanding achievement and work in service
during the 2017/18 academic year.
E.R. Brann Good Citizenship Award:
Derby Chukwudi & Priscila Garcia
Jane Ann Kendrick Community Service Award:
Layman Memorial Scholarship:
The Lucille Christian and George McKinney Service Award:
Alondra Garcia & Mohlatlego Makgoba
Ernest and Emily G. Graham Volunteer Service Award:
Ana Gutierrez & Tyler Ostman
Dr. Lee E. Wickline Scholarship:
Louise Veltin Memorial Award:
Homer A. and Carol M. Porter Citizen-Servant Emerging Leader Award:
Amber Earlywine, Nicole Itumba, Julia Roberts, & Samantha Vaccaro
Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King Award:
Ben Christson & Marissa Morales
Eva Nell Whitaker Alley Award:
Paola Benefo, Kelley Farley, Minashsha Lamisa, & Evelyne Rivera
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and the William E. Bardusch, Jr. Graduate Scholarship:
The Student Service Awards recognize current students for outstanding contributions to our surrounding community and to Berea College. The awards and funded by endowments from donors to Berea College, and the focus of each award was chosen by the donors.