Rising Star Award Nominations

Description and Eligibility

Individuals may be self-nominated or nominated by a fellow alumnus/a, Harvard faculty or staff member, or anyone associated with Harvard. Nominees must meet the specific selection criteria outlined below for the award. Nominations may be resubmitted from one year to the next.

The evaluation of each nomination will be based solely on the strength of the information included in the nomination and supporting documentation. All information will be verified independently and phone interviews may be conducted. Award winners will be presented at Reunion Weekend 2014.

To be eligible for consideration, the nominee must:

  • Have completed an HKS degree or certificate program
  • Be under 35 years of age
  • Have distinguished him or herself as a leader, catalyst for change, or a person who is making a meaningful difference to individuals, organizations, or governments and is on a trajectory for future success consistent with HKS values
  • Have a work/volunteer history that exemplifies HKS values

Employees of Harvard University and current HKS alumni board members are not eligible for nomination for Alumni Awards.

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