At the McKeen Center, Bowdoin students discover ways in which their talents, passions and academic pursuits can be used for the benefit of society through public engagement.
Image featuring names and descriptions of McKeen Center staff: Tom Ancona (Common Good Grant + Fellowships); Samantha Cogswell (Bowdoin Public Service + Orientation Trips); Avery Friend (Service News + Everything Else); Andrew Lardie (Bowdoin Votes + Community-Based Volunteering); Sarah Seames (Leading for the Common Good + Community Engaged Learning)

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Dunlap Prize

  • The Dunlap Prize was established by Katherine Wood Dunlap in memory of her husband, Brigadier General Robert H. Dunlap, USMC. It is awarded annually to a Bowdoin student based on two criteria: 

    1) the level of commitment to service the student has demonstrated while at Bowdoin; and 

    2) the strength of the essay the student submits on the subject of service.  

    The Dunlap prize is open to all seniors. If you would like to be considered for this prize, which carries a $1,150 monetary award, apply by noon on Monday, April 4.