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Presidential Leadership Award

Deadline for applications is April 7, 2024


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The Presidential Leadership Award will be awarded at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony 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. Submission must be in the form of a single PDF file. Please use www.pdfmerge.com, www.ilovepdf.com, or another document merging tool as submissions must be one document:   

  1. The completed 2024 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 

Three letters of recommendation (NOTE: Recommenders must email letters directly to the Presidential Leadership Award Committee Chair, Terry Jeffries, at tjeffries [at] desu.edu)

Kindly submit your combined portfolio (in order) to Terry Jeffries, the Presidential Leadership Award Committee Chair, by the deadline of April 7, 2024. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Francine Edwards at fedwards [at] desu.edu.

Applicants must be in good judicial standing.