The Student Leadership Award program is aimed at identifying and supporting outstanding student leaders who are and will continue to make a difference in the world
Boston, MA (Vocus) January 14, 2009
The Jenzabar Foundation today announced that it has opened the nomination process for its second annual Student Leadership Awards. The awards will honor seven student-led campus groups or activities that have made a significant impact beyond their own higher education institutions. This year The Foundation is extending the awards criteria to include submissions from non-profit organizations as well as self-nominations from students at educational institutions around the world.
The Jenzabar Foundation 2009 Student Leadership Awards will recognize seven student groups and their respective leaders for demonstrating a commitment to making a difference through community service and/or humanitarian endeavors either in the United States or globally. The Foundation will award grants to each of the honored groups or activities, recognizing achievements in each of the following categories:
- Local community support to individuals or groups that are underserved by existing community resources
- International humanitarian efforts
- Campus ministry programs that reach beyond campus boundaries
- Education outreach to groups or individuals not enrolled in the institution
- Environmental protection, natural resource management, alternative energy promotion, or climate/habitat awareness
- Health care provision or awareness
- Issue advocacy targeted to local, state or federal governments
Nominations are open for students enrolled in any accredited institution of higher education and can be submitted by individuals, educational institutions, or non-profit organizations that have produced work consistent with the mission of The Jenzabar Foundation: to recognize and support the good works and humanitarian efforts of student leaders serving others across the global community.
"The Student Leadership Award program is aimed at identifying and supporting outstanding student leaders who are and will continue to make a difference in the world," says Robert A. Maginn, Jr., Chairman of the Jenzabar Foundation and CEO and Chairman of the Board of Jenzabar, Inc. "Extending the criteria this year to accept nominations from the students themselves and from non-profit organizations will better support our goal of highlighting the most inspirational student-led activities that have effectively influenced communities to come together and meet important humanitarian needs."
Criteria and nomination process information may be found on the Jenzabar Foundation Web site at http://www.thejenzabarfoundation.org. Applications are due by March 31, 2009.
Evaluation of nominees will be based on the content of submissions spotlighting the positive impact and value the group or project has brought to the beneficiaries of its service. The honorees will be announced at Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (JAM 2009), to be held in May in Washington, D.C.
The Jenzabar Foundation was established to recognize and support the good works and humanitarian efforts of student leaders serving others across the global community. The Foundation seeks to foster a culture of service and to educate and inspire future generations to create a better world. In addition to the Student Leadership Awards, The Jenzabar Foundation actively reaches out to colleges and universities to find and fund projects that best exemplify the mission of the Foundation and the values of service and cultural exchange that it supports. The Foundation also awards grants to other non-profit organizations that have similarly aligned missions, and provides interactive Web platforms and the latest technology to showcase student projects to the world.
About The Jenzabar Foundation
The Jenzabar Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Jenzabar, Inc. The Foundation issues grants to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations with similarly aligned missions, and helps promote the activities of grant recipients within their communities and on a global level. The Jenzabar Foundation is incorporated as a "charitable," non-governmental, non-profit private foundation that receives its funding from the corporation--Jenzabar, Inc.--whose name it bears. Foundation grants are managed by the Foundation itself or through partner organizations. For more information please visit The Foundation Web site at http://www.thejenzabarfoundation.org.
Contact: John Beahm, The Jenzabar Foundation
john.beahm (at) thejenzabarfoundation.org
617-492-9099 ext. 512