Ohio University

Annual student leadership award nominations now open

Published: November 20, 2020 Author: Staff reports

The Divisions of Student Affairs (DOSA) and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are accepting nominations for the Leadership Awards program, a time-honored tradition in its 38th year at Ohio University.

The program recognizes exceptional leadership and community service by students and student organizations, and both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for several awards and scholarships across three categories – leadership, diversity and service.

“This year we have seen unbelievable adaptability and strength from our students, and I am excited to recognize them for it,” said Hailee Tavoian, chair of the awards committee and director of student communications. “Faculty, staff, administrators and student peers see strong leadership in action every day. This is their opportunity to champion those leaders through the nomination process.” 

Students and student organizations across all colleges and campuses can be nominated for awards by anyone within or outside of the OHIO community until Dec. 6. An ideal nominee would go above and beyond their work responsibilities, inspire others, advance the surrounding community and/or excel academically. Nominators should consider the students who they interact with regularly and are deserving of being recognized for their leadership at Ohio University. 

Students who want to apply for an award do not need to nominate themselves and can directly submit applications between Nov. 22 and Feb. 3. Selection committees led by administrative leaders from DOSA and D&I will choose final awards recipients according to each award’s established criteria. 

According to Tavoian, “As a Division, [DOSA] cannot accomplish our mission alone, and having strong partnerships across the university to aid us is paramount. Having D&I involved in this celebration of student leadership is vastly important and allows us to connect with groups of students and student organizations that are uniquely connected to them.”

For more information and a listing of this year’s awards and scholarships, visit the event website. Nominate a student through this form.