The Students Serving Washington Awards (SSWA) is a collaboration between Washington Campus Compact and
EcoApprentice which aims to recognize and reward the work of outstanding Washington higher education students who are engaged in addressing and solving critical ecological, economic, and social issues in our communities, nation, and world.
In identifying and sharing these inspirational and impactful stories, SSWA seeks to recognize these outstanding civic leaders and engage the broader community in supporting students who apply their knowledge, skills, leadership, and compassion to solve critical community and global issues.
Our objectives of this Awards program include:
- Awarding outstanding student service leaders to encourage their continued leadership in working to solve critical community challenges
- Awarding seed grants to student social entrepreneurs to bring to life their proposed innovative solutions to critical issues in Washington
- Educating students, higher education institutions, nonprofits, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders about the transformational impact of meaningful, high quality service, service-learning, and student engagement