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Student Leadership Award

Purpose of the Award

The Student Leadership Award recognizes a student whose leadership has advanced the goals and mission of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) as well as the respective goals of his/her AGHE-affiliated institution. Nominees should exemplify a commitment to scholarship and advancing the cause of gerontology and/or geriatrics among their peers.

Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to the values of justice and service, think critically and creatively, and epitomize peer-mentorship.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees must be a full- or part-time student at an AGHE-affiliated institution at the time of nomination. Nominees should demonstrate active involvement in service and leadership at both at the institutional level and within AGHE.

Selection

Nominees will be reviewed by the officers of the AGHE Student Committee and an awardee will be recommended to the Awards Committee. Final approval is given by the Association’s Executive Committee.

Benefits

The awardee receives a personalized award certificate, a letter to their program chair and academic mentor/advisor on behalf of the Association, and will be recognized at the Annual Meeting of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.

Nomination Process

The Nominator is responsible for submitting:

1. Letter of Nomination: The letter should address the purpose and qualifications of the Student Leadership Nominee cognizant of the Student Leadership Award description. The letter should emphasize service and student membership in professional organizations, including AGHE, rather than an exemplary academic record. Maximum: 2 pages.
 
2. Letter of Support: A minimum of one letter of support (and maximum of four) should be collected from colleagues of the Student Leadership Nominee (these may include student and/or professional colleagues within and/or outside the Nominee’s current institution). Maximum: 2 pages each.

3. Curriculum Vitae or Resume of the Student Leadership Nominee

4. Headshot

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. If at all possible, the nomination packet should be in the form of one, PDF file that includes all of the required material. Nomination packets should be sent to AGHE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nominators are encouraged to work closely with nominees to ensure the strongest and most complete nomination package possible. Self-nominations are not permitted.

For questions about this award please contact the AGHE office at (202) 289-9806 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2018 Catherine Pérez | University of Southern California
2017 Colleen R. Bennett | University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2016 Amy J. Plant | Youngstown State University
2015 Katherine Humber | University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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