Kennesaw State University
GLOBAL PUBLIC SERVICE PRIZE
Nomination Deadline: February 20, 2014
The Global Public Service (GPS) Scholarship Prize is awarded in honor of an international figure that has made important contributions to public service in this country/region. This award is an annual recognition and commitment of support for international academic exchange between Kennesaw State University and the country/region for the Year of the Country Program during the previous academic year (Academic Year 2012-13’s Year of Ghana). The GPS provides one-time seed funding for continued or new international study, exchange and/or scholarship between Kennesaw State University and the annually selected country/region for the Year of the Country Program.
The winner will receive a plaque at the International Achievement Awards Banquet, hosted by Kennesaw State University’s Office of the President, Office of the Provost and The Institute for Global Initiatives.
Nominees for the GPS Scholarship Prize are normally drawn from citizens of the annually selected country/region for the Year of the Country Program. However, non-citizens living within or outside of this country/region who have also made important contributions to national or regional public service may be nominated and selected as honorary recipients of the GPS Scholarship Prize at the discretion of the Faculty Committee on Global Engagement.
Nominees must have demonstrated leadership in public service by making significant contributions to the public good. Nominees may be drawn from government, business, academic and community organizations and should have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their national, regional and/or global communities that has achieved recognition and impact at or beyond the national level.
The honorary GPS Scholarship Prize recipient is invited to the Kennesaw State University campus to formally accept their recognition and deliver a public lecture on a theme directly related to the public service for which they were selected as a recipient for the Prize. The GPS Scholarship Prize Lecture is intended to facilitate continued engagement with the Year of the Country Program from the previous academic year and serves as an important intellectual and educational event for the Kennesaw State University community.
The Global Public Service Scholarship Prize is awarded to its honorary recipient in the form of an engraved plaque and accompanied by a commitment of support to provide one-time seed funding for international study, exchange and/or scholarship between Kennesaw State University and the annually selected country/region for the Year of the Country Program. The scholarship award is determined on an annual basis and is dependent on fundraising and sponsorship. The specific use of these funds in support of international study, exchange and/or scholarship is determined by the GPS Scholarship Prize recipient in consultation with Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw State University reserves the right of final approval for all decisions involving GPS Scholarship Prize funding.
The Faculty Committee on Global Engagement is tasked with reviewing and evaluating all nominations in accordance with the principals and criteria for the GPS Scholarship Prize and the degree to which the Prize may help to further facilitate academic exchange between Kennesaw State University and the relevant country/region for the Year of the Country Program. At the conclusion of its evaluation process, the Committee on Global Engagement selects an honorary recipient of the GPS Scholarship Prize and a runner-up candidate should the primary recipient ultimately decline or be unable to accept the award.