Within the framework of a call for proposals, the Hanoverian universities submit proposals to the Studentenwerk. A commission of student representatives from the Studentenwerk decides on the selection. The prizes for individuals are 500 euros, groups receive 1,500 euros. The prize is now awarded every two years.
In 2020, the "Student Union Award for Social Commitment" celebrated its 20th birthday. A review of two decades of awarding prizes and 111 award-winning students is provided in the brochure "20 Years of the Student Union Award for Social Commitment in Higher Education".
More information about the award winners, reports and pictures of the award ceremonies of the past years can be found here.