College Student of the Year Award

We are looking for an outstanding college student going to school in New Hampshire, 40 years of age or younger, who is an academic rising star and giving back to their community. Individuals who are enrolled at two-year and four-year colleges are eligible for the award.

A panel of judges comprised of individuals in the higher education industry from across the state will select the award recipient. 

Self-nominations are discouraged. Past winners of this award are not eligible to win this award again.

2021 Nominations are open through Friday, July 16, 2021!

Please note: There is not an option to save the nomination form. If you’d prefer to print out a copy of the nomination form to prepare your answers prior to submitting, please find a copy of the questions here.

College Student of the Year Award

  • Please note: To be eligible, nominees must be between the ages of 18 and 40 at the time of nomination.
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.
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  • Tell us what distinguishes this nominee from their peers. What is the sum of their accomplishments or leadership in their school and/or NH?
  • Demonstrating a passion to serve others is an important quality this nominee should possess. Nominees should maintain academic excellence while committing their time, energy, and resources to making a difference within the community and/or local communities. Provide a summary of nominee’s involvement with civic organizations, community service groups, young professional organizations, and fraternal societies in NH. Include nonprofit or political offices held, awards of merit received, and specific volunteer projects worked on.
  • Provide a summary of your nominee's contributions to their college or university. Include a list of honors and awards, certifications, and other recognition.
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  • In addition to the online nomination form, please provide at least one letter of recommendation from someone that is not the nominator or a family member.
  • Though this is not required, the panel of judges may use this to make their final determinations.
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