Please complete an essay describing the reason for your nomination. Consider the following questions in your text (or video if you are nominating yourself)
What is the difficulty that this student has faced during his/her school career, and why do you feel that this difficulty is exceptional among those experienced by most of the student’s peers?
What action(s) has this student taken in response to his/her situation, and how did they take steps to marshal the resources for this response? What special perseverance have they shown? What has been the outcome of their efforts to date?*
What meaningful and coherent plan (vocational training, higher education, paid work with a professional or entrepreneurial orientation, etc. — please see
) has the student made for the near future following graduation?
*(Please note: the outright success of the student’s efforts is not a primary concern for the Award Selection Committee; rather, we seek to know what the student has attempted to do, and whether they have been able to sustain their efforts under difficult conditions, as well as the outcomes. It follows from this that academic excellence is not a necessary attribute for receiving the Award; some degree of academic success may or may not speak to the qualities and actions we hope to recognize.)