Community Engaged Student Assistants

CCEL provides UAA Administration Scholarships (formerly Tuition Awards/Waivers) for students to serve as assistants to faculty in their community-engaged teaching, research, or creative activity.

CESAs Yesenia and Jenny with faculty Gabe Garcia at poster session.

What is a Community Engaged Student Assistant (CESA)?

Community Engaged Student Assistants (CESA) support students, faculty, and community partners in four key areas: 

  1. Developing community partnerships with faculty;
  2. Recruiting, placing, training and coordinating service-learners for courses;
  3. Developing creative projects, applying technical expertise, and collecting research data;
  4. Providing direct service/research to the community partner(s).

Current CESA Opportunities:


Proposal Guidelines & Application

Application Deadline:  Friday, May 11 by 5:00 p.m.


Note: Faculty must apply for each semester that they would like to request a CESA award.

For questions or more information, please contact the CCEL office at 786-4062 or 

Learn about past CESAs and their faculty community-engaged projects:

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