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Adelphi University Prize for Leadership


2014 Prize for Leadership Application information below.

2013 Recipients of the Adelphi Prize for Leadership
2013 Recipients of the Adelphi Prize for Leadership

Students from left to right, top row: Adam Davies, Jennifer Leary, Brian Bingham, Patrick Dolan, Caitlin Rieger, Madeline McGuire.

From left to right, bottom row: Danielle Ienna, Christina Dimasso, Daniel McElroy, Regan Marooney, Aiden Logan.

Not pictured: Nicholas Vernice


President Robert Scott with Nicholas Vernice
President Robert Scott with Nicholas Vernice

What is the Adelphi University Prize for Leadership?
Each year, the Adelphi University Prize for Leadership is awarded to high school juniors in recognition of their exemplary academic achievement and community service. Awardees will receive:

  • an award of $1,000 and an inscribed award;
  • two tuition–free courses at Adelphi University, over the course of the 2013 summer/fall and the spring 2014 sessions;
  • Adelphi University library privileges;
  • Invitations to attend a dinner in honor of a leading scholar, artist, or political figure who is visiting the University during the 2013-2014 academic year
Application Deadline
Wednesday April 9, 2014.

Eligibility
Applicants must be high school juniors and residents of Garden City.

Criteria
Applicants must:
  • Show a record of superior academic performance, in relation to their academic potential
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills in voluntary pursuits and/or community service activities
  • Be available to attend the Adelphi University Prize for Leadership Reception.

Requirements
Applicants must submit the following documentation to their school counselor by the due date:

  • Completed Prize for Leadership application form (PDF 225KB)
  • Minimum of one letter of recommendation from a high school  administrator, school counselor or high school teacher
  • Minimum of one letter of recommendation from a supervisor with   firsthand knowledge of the applicant's community service work. Each letter must include a description of the activity and the number of hours per week or per activity contributed by the student.
  • Official high school transcript
  • Activity sheet.

Interview
In addition to submitting the mandatory documents, applicants may be asked for an interview by members of the Adelphi University Prize for Leadership Committee.


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