Stop Hunger Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award-Undergraduate Students with a Passion to End Hunger Invited to Apply

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For the eighth year, undergraduate students across the globe with a passion to end hunger are invited to apply for the Clinton Hunger Leadership Award. Named in honor of President Bill Clinton for his commitment to humanitarian causes, including the eradication of hunger, the award recognizes outstanding leadership in the movement to end hunger.

President Clinton presents award to first award winner, John Coggin

For the eighth year, undergraduate students across the globe with a passion to end hunger are invited to apply for the Clinton Hunger Leadership Award. Named in honor of President Bill Clinton for his commitment to humanitarian causes, including the eradication of hunger, the award recognizes outstanding leadership in the movement to end hunger. Stop Hunger Now and NC State University Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS) will accept video applications from Sept. 4 to Nov. 6, 2015.

The cash award is co-sponsored by Stop Hunger Now and NC State University CSLEPS. This year’s award will be presented to the winner at the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit at University of Missouri in Columbia, MO in February 2016.

Award Criteria:
Must be an enrolled student at an accredited post-secondary institution
Demonstrated leadership in the fight against hunger
Commitment to a life of service in the area of hunger, poverty reduction, or related discipline
Deadline to post video November 6th, 2015

How to Apply:
Submit a 3-5 minute video detailing your vision for a world without hunger as well as your efforts to provide leadership in this area.
Video should be creative and engaging (i.e. not a live video resume)
Include your email address at the end of your video as finalists will be contacted via email
Upload video to the William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award Group on Vimeo
For instructions on uploading to a group, consult Vimeo’s FAQs

Top 5 video finalists will be chosen by a selection committee and asked to submit the following:
Applicant information form
Essays indicating an understanding of the cause of hunger and related issues
Letter of recommendation

Stop Hunger Now will provide a cash award for the recipient to use towards an educational experience that will advance their knowledge and understanding of hunger and related issues.

Previous Clinton Award winners are: Maria Rose Belding, American University (2015), Azeem Ahmed, Auburn University (2014), Brendan Rice University of Alabama (2013), Ryan O’Donnell from NC State (2012), Gavin Armstrong from University of Guelph (2011), Sarah Nam from Harvard (2010), and John Coggin from NC State University (2009).

For more information please contact Carolyn Turney at cturney(at)stophungernow(dot)org or 336-972-3863, or Melissa Barnes, at mvgreen(at)ncsu(dot)edu or 919-513-7844.

For more than 17 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger. More than 200,000,000 meals have been packaged and distributed along with other aid to 71 countries impacting millions of lives. The organization is driven by a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

The Stop Hunger Now meal packaging program was created to give dedicated individuals the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s poor and hungry. In 2014, Stop Hunger Now and its global affiliates packaged 50.6 million meals.

In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis. For more information visit http://www.stophungernow.org.

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