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The Nonprofit Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes a graduating student in the Nonprofit Administration Program who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership, and service to the community.

Applications for the 2022 Nonprofit Leader of Tomorrow Award are open. 

To be eligible for the award, students must have 24 or more credit hours in the program by the end of spring semester, at least a 3.4 GPA and exemplify excellence, leadership, and service.

Students must submit the following materials in order to be considered for the award:

  • A brief online application
  • An unofficial graduate transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.4
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation that provide relevant information on the student’s academic achievements, leadership, and service experience. Letters must be submitted by the application deadline
  • A 500-word essay that shows how the student’s education, leadership, and service has helped to shape her/him into a “nonprofit leader of tomorrow”
  • A current resume detailing professional and volunteer experience

The Selection Committee is comprised of the Deans of each college, the Community Advisory Committee, and the Faculty Advisory Committee. The recipient will be notified in April, and the decision will be announced through the program’s various media outlets (classes, website, etc.). 

If you have any questions regarding the award, please contact us at or 216.397.1568.