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Student Leadership Award, Apply today!

Have you made a positive impact in your community? Apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award!

The UW’s Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award.  Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who are committed to continued creative civic participation.

The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership on May 21, 2019.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree. The Award is open to students from all three University of Washington campuses.

Applications will be assessed on the extent to which a students’ conception and practice of civic leadership embodies the values of Social Responsibility, Commitment, Leadership, Creativity, and Collaboration.

Deadline and Application Instructions

The application deadline for the 2019 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Monday, April 29 at 11:59PM. Detailed application instructions, along with the application assessment rubric and interview logistics can be found on the Carlson Center website. Please direct any questions about this award to Kathryn at