The JBS 2017 Student and Faculty Leadership Awards

About the James Brister Society 22nd Annual Student Leadership Award


Undergraduate Student Criteria:
The JBS Student Leadership Award recognizes a University of Pennsylvania undergraduate senior who has had an impact on the diverse community at Penn and meets the following criteria:

1. Demonstration of strong, positive leadership qualities
2. A 3.0 grade point average or higher
3. Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity at Penn either via community service or student activities
4. Exemplification of the commitment to achieving excellence at Penn
5. Ability to attend the awards ceremony and reception on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Graduate Student Criteria:
The JBS Graduate Student Leadership Award recognizes a University of Pennsylvania graduate student who has had an impact on the diverse community at Penn and meets the following criteria:

1. Demonstration of strong, positive leadership qualities
2. Masters or Ph.D. student who plans to complete their degree this calendar year (2017).
3. Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity at Penn either via community service or student activities
4. Exemplification of the commitment to achieving excellence at Penn
5. Ability to attend the awards ceremony and reception on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Please note nominations will not be considered complete until the student submits the Student Self-Nomination Form and a letter of recommendation is submitted by a faculty/staff member.

Undergraduate nominees will also be considered for senior leadership awards given annually by the Association of Latino Alumni, the Association of Native Alumni, the Black Alumni Society, the LGBT Alumni Association, and the Asian Alumni Network.

Please note nominations will not be considered complete until the student submits the Student Self-Nomination Form and a letter of recommendation is submitted by a faculty/staff member.

If you are a Penn faculty or staff member wishing to submit a letter of recommendation, please visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/JBS2017AwardRecommendation.

DEADLINE: all submission materials are due by Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Midnight ET.

In order to be eligible for the awards, all winners must attend the James Brister Society’s 22nd Annual Student and Faculty Leadership Awards on Friday, March 31st from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. (Location details will be shared soon).

Please contact Marvin Rocha at 215-898-6168 or email at marvin@upenn.edu with any questions

Student Self-Nomination Form

Faculty/Staff Letter of Recommendation Form


2014 Student and Faculty Leadership Award Recipients