Youth Leadership Award Application Form
Application Deadline: April 16, 2019
To support the mission and goals of Leadership Lafayette by recognizing youth leadership and providing recognition to emerging community leaders.
Application is open to graduating High School Seniors from within Tippecanoe County who have demonstrated notable leadership skills.
- Evidence of assuming progressively more responsible positions of leadership throughout the student’s high school career

- Emphasis on commitment to community leadership and service

- Emphasis on activities: levels of responsibility and initiatives undertaken are given more importance than leadership roles or titles

- Maintenance of good academic standing

- Preference for demonstration of leadership abilities in a variety of venues, including community, school, charitable and/or faith-based organizations

- Demonstrated evidence of active participation in above-listed organizations

1. Nominations may be made by Leadership Lafayette Alumni, Board of Directors, high school counselors, teachers, mentors, or representatives of organizations for which the student is involved. The application includes an opportunity for the student to explain how they have demonstrated leadership in various organizations and what leadership experiences they value the most.

2. Applicants will be screened by a selection committee and notified of their award status in May of 2019.

3. One applicant will be selected to receive the award. Award may be recognized at the recipient’s 2019 high school awards program and will be presented at the Leadership Lafayette Annual Celebration on June 13, 2019.

Includes an award and $500 cash prize.
Previous Youth Leadership Award Recipients
2018 Marcos Navarro-Garcia, McCutcheon H.S.
2017 Karis Aucoin, Faith Christian H.S.
2016 Claire Hazbun, West Lafayette H.S.
2015 Austin White, Harrison H.S.
2014 Madison Horn, Lafayette Jefferson H.S.
2013 Jeffrey Chen, Harrison H.S.
2012 Abigail Newton, Harrison H.S.
2011 Colin Denhart, Lafayette Jefferson H.S.
2010 Michael Schmierer, West Lafayette H.S.
For questions about the application process please email Connect@LeadershipLafayette.Org or call 855-LEADLAF (855-532-3523).
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