Submissions: Women of Purpose 2018

Submissions: 2018 Women of Purpose Nominations

An essay and headshot are required for all nominees.

The three categories are:
1. Leadership
2. Community Service
3. Emerging Women of Purpose

Nominees should:
Be leaders in their community, as demonstrated by a proven track record of three (3) or more years of working on social issues and providing volunteer leadership to a social service organization. Their volunteer service should include opportunities where they have been impactful in shaping the lifelong values of young adults. This includes, but is not limited to, leading, creating and/or executing programs which address the developmental, emotional, physical and/or educational needs of girls, adolescents, young women, and young men.

Leadership Requirements:

  • Proven track record of volunteerism in programs that provide one or more of the foundation’s core values.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate future trends and events and work with others to develop strategies to meet future challenges.
  • Positively influences people by demonstrating leadership attributes.
  • Successfully handle complex and challenging issues including the scope of work, risk, creativity, technical, and/or organizational difficulty, resource limitations, timelines, and lack of models to follow.
  • Values people by recognizing the importance of others, both as individuals and as team members.
  • Have provided service through a social, civic, service or charitable organization.
  • Must submit complete application by 11:59 PM CST on February 23, 2018.

Community Service Requirements:

  • Sustained effort in community outreach and volunteer service
  • Demonstrate imaginative or innovative approaches to service.
  • Serves as a role model in the community.
  • Values people by recognizing the importance of others, both as individuals and as team members.
  • Have provided service through a social, civic, service or charitable organization.
  • Must submit completed application by 11:59 PM on February 23, 2018.

Emerging Women of Purpose Requirements:
1. Must be a student in good standing and nominated by a teacher, counselor or family member.
2. Must be a teen mother.
3. Must have a track record of one (1) or more years volunteering in the community.
4. Must be a graduating senior in the Class of 2017.
5. Must apply to an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university for 2017 admission.
6. Must be a resident of Metropolitan Chicago or Chicago-area suburbs.
7. Must have a Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5/4.0.
8. Must submit completed application by 11:59 PM CST on February 23, 2018.

Submit your nominee in the form below.

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