The President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award is a prestigious award that recognizes students who exhibit tremendous commitment to service. Each school or college selects one student to be the Humanitarian of the Year. Students are then recognized at an awards luncheon hosted by FSU President Thrasher. Students also receive $200 that is donated in their name to the nonprofit agency of their choice. Finally, the student who best exemplifies a commitment to service is named the President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year, and an additional $1,000 is given as a donation to the nonprofit agency of his or her choice.
Currently enrolled undergraduate students who have made an outstanding contribution through public service during the last twelve months are eligible for the award. Candidates should meet the following criteria:
Although outstanding service of any kind will qualify, nominees who have connected service with academic study, designed structures for the long-term support for the project, or linked service with the larger social context of the need through policy work, awareness-raising, etc. will be given special consideration. It is recommended that you have nominations turned into your office by Friday, January 23, 2015, in order for each college to make a selection and forward the winner to the Center for Leadership & Social Change by Friday, February 13, 2015.
To ensure equality in the application and selection of the overall President’s Humanitarian of the Year award, the student nominee must complete the attached form (use of additional pages is permitted) describing his/ her service and provide a letter of recommendation from a community agency of which they have served. Forms are due to the Center for Leadership & Social Change by Friday, February 13, 2015.
Final selections from colleges are due by Friday, February 13, 2015. Please send completed nomination forms to:
Center for Leadership & Social Change
President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award
Attn: Estee Hernández
100 S. Woodward Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4161
Mail Code 4161
Or fax to 850-645-8912