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Most Promising New Leader in a Student Organization

This award is designed to recognize a member of a student organization that has demonstrated emerging leadership in the organization, a commitment to developing their leadership ability, and has exceeded the expectations of the membership of the organization. The nominee must be in their 1st or 2nd year at UNI (Freshman, Sophomore, Transfer) and currently enrolled at UNI. 

When nominating an individual, make certain to address the description and criteria to ensure your nomination is fully considered. Eligible individuals and organizations must be in good standing with the university, and organizations must be recognized through NISG. The nomination should reflect accomplishments between Feb. 16, 2019 and Feb. 14, 2020.


  • There is evidence that the nominee has taken action to further develop their leadership skills, perhaps through trainings, research, or other skill development opportunities.
  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership within a student organization; the nominee doesn’t have to hold a position, but rather is a leader in their actions, values, and commitment to the organization’s mission.
  • The nominee has performed well above the standard level of a first year member in a student organization.
  • The student shows promise in further development; there is evidence to support they will continue to develop leadership skills that will benefit their student organization and the UNI community.

Application deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.