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Presidential Leadership Award

Deadline for applications is closed 


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The Presidential Leadership Award will be awarded at May Commencement to the graduating senior who has displayed, through behavior and achievement, commitment to Delaware State University’s Core Values of Community, Integrity, Diversity, Scholarship and Outreach.   

Each nominee must submit a Portfolio (in order), consisting of the following. Please use www.pdfmerge.com, www.ilovepdf.com, or another document merging tool as submissions must be one document:   

  1. A Presidential Leadership Award Application  
  2. A 1-page essay double spaced explaining why the nominee believes he or she should be awarded  
  3. Current resume 
  4. Portfolio showcasing awards, certificates, and other achievements (no more than 5 pages of artifacts) 
  5. 1 – 3 photos 
  6. Three letters of recommendation (NOTE: recommenders must email letters directly to the Presidential Leadership Award Committee Chair, Terry Jefferies at tjefferies [at] desu.edu.  

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Francine Edwards at fedwards [at] desu.edu  

Applicants must be in good judicial standing.