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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.

Submission Period

February 1-March 31, 2020. 

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.

Nomination Process

The online form will open February 1, 2020.

Required Nomination Packet Materials

  • A single nomination letter signed by at least 3 supporters that should include the following:
    • emphasize service and student membership in professional organization, including AGHE, rather than an exemplary academic record. 
  • A current Curriculum Vitae 

Nature of the Award

The awardee receives a personalized award certificate, a letter to their program chair and academic mentor/advisor on behalf of the Academy, and will be recognized during the AGHE Business Meeting at the GSA Annual Meeting.

Past Recipients

2019 Stephanie Bolton | University of Southern Caliafornia
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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