Hemenway Public Service Award

Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Hemenway Public Service Award Recipient, Caleb Bobo

Hemenway Public Service Award

The Dole Institute of Politics established the Robert Hemenway Public Service Award in May 2009 to honor the 16th Chancellor of the University of Kansas upon his retirement. Senator Bob Dole made the announcement of the award at the 2009 Dole Lecture. The award is given annually to a junior man or woman who has demonstrated a commitment to making a difference for KU students, and furthering the idea of service on campus and within the community. The overriding criterion for this award is commitment to public service with demonstrated leadership. There is no GPA requirement. This award goes to a high-profile student leader, who is respected by peers and  is concerned with strengthening civic life at the University of Kansas.

Applications for this award are being accepted through April 18, 2022. Click on the links below to access the application and flyer for more information.

Hemenway Application 2022

Hemenway Flyer 2022

Hemenway Recipients and Honorable Mentions

2021
Michael Scott, Hemenway Recipient
Ahmad Baset Azizi, Honorable Mention

2020
Jessica Geiger, Hemenway Recipient

2019
Eric Kros, Hemenway Recipient
Alex Murray, Honorable Mention
Haley Pederson, Honorable Mention

2018
Adam Hupp, Hemenway Recipient

2017
Justin C. Kim, Hemenway Recipient
Susanna Lea Geiger,  Honorable Mention
Tomas W. Green, Honorable Mention
Ashley Reece, Honorable Mention

2016
Cody Christensen, Hemenway Recipient
Abigail Schletzbaum, Honorable Mention
Kevin Tenny, Honorable Mention

2015
Caleb Bobo, Hemenway Recipient
Christina Ostmeyer, Honorable Mention
Monica Saha, Honorable Mention

2014
Amanda Gress, Hemenway Recipient
Emma Halling, Honorable Mention
Allison Hammond, Honorable Mention
Joey Hentzler, Honorable Mention
Leigh Loving, Honorable Mention

2013
Allison Kohn, Hemenway Recipient
Caitlin Doornbos, Honorable Mention
Thomas Plummer, Honorable Mention
Hannah Sitz, Honorable Mention

2012
Kaitlyn Perry, Hemenway Recipient
Karen Lewis, Honorable Mention
Bailey Reimer, Honorable Mention

2011
Stephanie Jian, Hemenway Recipient
Margarita Caulfield, Honorable Mention
Jonathan Samp, Honorable Mention
Sarah Shier, Honorable Mention

2010
Jon Sabillion, Hemenway Recipient
Briana Arensberg, Honorable Mention
Mauntell Ford,  Honorable Mention