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Call for Nominations: 2021 Servant Leader Awards  

Picture of Servant Leader Award Trophys"Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society."
- University Mission Statement

We are pleased to announce the Seventeenth Annual Student Servant Leader Awards.

The purpose of the Student Servant Leader Awards is to honor students who exemplify the ideals of servant leadership, both on and off-campus.

Criteria for Selection

Servant leaders are those whose leadership consists of serving the needs of others — not service to others in addition to leadership, but service that is part and parcel of leadership.

Key elements of the candidates' experiences, which will serve as criteria for selection, include but are not limited to:

  • Continuous commitment to service
  • Call to service; inspiration to lead through service
  • Significance of a selected service experience
  • Application of intellectual skills during the experience and demonstrated learning from the service experience

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations: We invite you to nominate qualified students for this important award. Letters of nomination by faculty, staff, students, and community members will be accepted; please complete the following form and upload your letter of recommendation at the bottom by January 29, 2021. Nomination letters should touch on the award purpose and criteria.

To fill out a nomination form, click here »
Please include the following in the nomination letter:

  • How long and in what capacity you have known the student
  • Your knowledge of the student's commitment to service
  • Examples of specific service experiences where the student took a leadership role

Self-nominations: Please identify an individual to submit a letter of recommendation, who can speak to your experience with service, and forward to them the following form stack to complete by the January 29, 2021 deadline.

Essay: Nominated students will be contacted via email and will be requested to elaborate on their philosophy of service and provide a resume by February 5, 2021.

Interview: Selected students will be invited to interview with the Selection Committee during the week of February 22, 2021. During the interview, students will be asked to discuss their commitment to service, calling to serve, and growth from their various service experiences.

Selection: After the final interview round, award recipients will be notified.

Award Ceremony: To honor our Servant Leader Award recipients, this year we will host a virtual award ceremony on April 13th, 2021.

Please contact Michelle Peterson (email:; tel: 973-761-9702) with any questions or issues with completing these forms.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Michelle Peterson
  • (973) 761-9702
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