High School Leadership Awards
What are the Widener University High School Leadership Awards?
Widener University has created a program to identify the region’s best young leaders and honor them for their outstanding community service contributions. In partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, Widener University is encouraging principals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to identify one current high school junior who exhibits strong leadership skills, academic excellence and exceptional character. This character can be shown through participation in extracurricular activities, volunteering and/or demonstrating a positive influence on their peers. The selected students will receive an opportunity to participate in a distinctive leadership experience at Widener University in spring 2013, attend a celebratory breakfast at the National Constitution Center and be recognized for their community efforts. Most notably, winners will receive a $20,000 scholarship awarded over four years should they enroll as undergraduates at Widener University.
Who is eligible to be nominated?
Any high school junior in good academic standing is eligible to be nominated. The principal of each high school can nominate one student whose application will be verified through the Widener University High School Leadership Awards committee.
How does the nomination process work?
We encourage principals to nominate one student who best characterizes the leadership qualities highlighted in the criteria and return the nomination form by October 8. Selected students will be notified via email about submitting their nomination form and essay by Monday, October 29.
May a student be nominated if the high school does not calculate GPA?
Yes! A student may be nominated even if the school does not calculate GPA.
How should a principal determine appropriate student to select?
Principals should select a student who demonstrates the highest level of leadership. Examples of this could include involvement in extracurricular activities at school, commitment to volunteering in the community, and/or having an overall positive impact on their peers.
How do students qualify for the $20,000 scholarship?
Students are qualified for the $20,000 Widener University scholarship after their completed forms and essays have been submitted. Once confirmed, students who apply to Widener University and are accepted will automatically receive a $20,000 scholarship upon enrollment.
When are the winners chosen?
The winners will be selected and announced at the end of November 2012. The leadership experience and breakfast at the National Constitution Center will occur in spring 2013. Selected students will be informed at the end of November 2012.
When is the deadline to apply?
Principals should review and return the nomination form to Widener University by October 8, 2012. Please mail completed applications in the self-addressed envelopes or send to:
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
Who should I contact for more information or additional questions?
If you have any questions or need additional information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 484-385-2900.