Call For Student Leadership Nominations

2018 BEYA STEM Conference
Washington, DC
February 8-10, 2018

Nomination Deadline: December 22, 2017
Women of Color STEM Conference
Detroit, Michigan
October 11-13, 2018
 
Nomination Deadline: September 10, 2017
 
Career Communications Group (CCG) launched the Student Leadership Awards in 2011 recognizing the need to begin to recognize students for their achievements while they are still in the academic environment. The purpose is two-fold. Firstly, deserving students gain valuable recognition that is recognized by many of the organizations where they seek employment. Secondly, student award recipients are challenged to contemplate and articulate their successes. The result is a powerful near peer role model experience for the community of students who attend the award dinner specifically, and the conference generally.

We invite you to nominate your deserving students for one of these awards, which promises to be a rewarding experience for your students and your institution. Whether your student receives an award or not, he or she will receive a certificate of nomination indicating superior level of academic performance.

Here are the award categories and the criteria for each. To ensure that your candidates stand out, be sure to include all the required information and as many of the optional supporting documents.

Leadership Award

The Student Leadership Award serves to recognize students who are striving to make outstanding contributions to the varied aspects of science, technology, engineering, or math education and who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to volunteering and learning while impacting the academic atmosphere of their campus.

Student Award Criteria:

Good academic standing in school
3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
3rd semester standing or higher
Member of a STEM organization on or off campus in a leadership position


Research Award

The Student Research Award serves to recognize students who are striving to make outstanding contributions to the varied aspects of STEM education through research and presentations advancing the recognition of their university.

Student Award Criteria:

Good academic standing in school
3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
3rd semester standing or higher
Has received recognition for research projects in which they have been a participant


Community Award


The Student Community Award serves to recognize students who are striving to make outstanding contributions STEM education through a commitment to volunteering and learning by interacting and engaging the campus and local community.

Student Award Criteria:
  • Good academic standing in school
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • 3rd semester standing or higher
  • Exemplary leadership in promoting an area of STEM to students and the community (community service, campus service, tutoring)

Academic Award

The Student Academic Award serves to recognize students who uphold the principals of scholarship and are impacting the academic atmosphere of their campus in a positive way.

Student Award Criteria:
  • Good academic standing in school
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • 3rd semester standing or higher
  • Extracurricular activities

Student-Athlete Award

The Student-Athlete Award recognizes the drive and determination of talented students who perform highly, both in the classroom and in their respective sports. 

Student Award Criteria:
  • Good academic standing in school
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • 3rd semester standing or higher


To submit a nominee, please complete the information below and select “Done”. We will confirm your submission via email and send additional in

* 3. Please enter the nominator's information.

* 4. Please enter the award candidate's contact information.

* 5. What is the candidate's academic major?

* 7. What is the candidate's GPA?

* 8. Please provide a recent bio and/or resume of the candidate. Be sure to include career goals, and why he or she decided to major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

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* 9. Why is the candidate being recommended for the particular award?

* 10. Please provide any letters of recommendations the candidate may have received to support this award nomination.

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* 11. 5. Supporting material (recommended)
- Other awards, research paper, project abstract, etc.
- Papers, articles by and about the student.

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* 12. Please send a JPEG photo of the student to RKennedy@ccgmag.com. If selected, the student's photos will be shown on stage when accepting award.

PHOTO GUIDELINES

• Digital photographs — High-resolution only. Minimum 300 dpi resolution. JPEG or TIFF format. Minimum size 5x7
• Color photographs — Maximum size 11 x 17, 8x10, minimum size 5x7 print
• Black and White photographs— Maximum size 11 x 17, 8x10, minimum size 5x7 print
• Save files as “firstname_lastname.filetype,” such as “John_Smith.jpg”
• Do not send photos embedded in Microsoft Word or in PowerPoint.

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Thank you for nominating your student(s) for a Student Leadership Award. The awards for the Women of Color (WOC) STEM Conference will be given at the October conference. The awards for the BEYA STEM Conference will be given at the February conference.

Whether your candidate is awarded or not, you should plan to send your students to both the 2017 WOC STEM Conference & 2018 BEYA STEM Conference, for several reasons. Among them are, the Women of Color STEM Conference in particular, is one of the first recruitment events of the academic year where students can lock in their internships or jobs early; access career advice professionals who will help them to solidify and reinforce the choice of a STEM major; and lastly, they will gain in-depth soft-skills training that will set them apart and place them at the front of the line for job and internship interviews when they are ready.

Again, thank you and we look forward to working with you for the upcoming conference.

Sincerely,

Rayondon Kennedy
Student Leadership Award Coordinator

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