The Jenzabar Foundation Announces Call for Nominations for Annual Student Leadership Awards

Jan 12, 2010, 14:20 ET from The Jenzabar Foundation

Introducing Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award

BOSTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jenzabar Foundation today announced that it has opened the nomination process for its third annual Student Leadership Awards. The awards will honor ten student-led campus groups or activities that have made a significant impact beyond their own higher education institutions serving others. This year, The Jenzabar Foundation Student Leadership Awards will include a new Social Entrepreneur of the Year category, which will recognize one outstanding leader or organization committed to tackling social issues and promotes social entrepreneurship.

The annual Student Leadership Awards will recognize student groups who have made a difference in the world through service and philanthropic activities; both domestic and international activities will be recognized. The Jenzabar Foundation is accepting submissions from institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, religious organizations and self-nominations from students for their community service or humanitarian efforts during the current, 2009/2010, or previous, 2008/2009, academic year. A $5,000 grant is included with the recognition to support the student or group's future humanitarian endeavors.

Past award honorees included a wide range of impressive achievements. Some previous recipients include The Wartburg College Feed My Starving Children Project, Engineers for a Sustainable World at Harvey Mudd College, Flagler College Students in Free Enterprise, The Student Philanthropy Project at Grove City College, and many more (see information on past winners at

Nominations are open for students enrolled in any accredited institution of higher education and can be submitted by individuals, educational institutions, or non-profit organizations that have produced work consistent with the mission of The Jenzabar Foundation:  to recognize and support the good works and humanitarian efforts of student leaders serving others across the global community.

"The Jenzabar Foundation believes that student service and civic engagement is an influential cornerstone of the collegiate experience, leading to greater student affinity to their college or university and persistence to graduation," said John Beahm, Executive Director of The Jenzabar Foundation. "Every year, we recognize students and campus projects that are innovative and inspirational to the education community, aspiring social entrepreneurs, and the general public. We look forward to continuing this important initiative and recognizing our next group of collegiate and community leaders."

Additional criteria and nomination process information may be found on the Jenzabar Foundation Web site at Submissions will be accepted online only. The first step in the submission process is joining The Jenzabar Foundation Community Network at and using the referral code: SLA2010. Once registered, applicants will be advised of the submission procedure. Nominations are due by March 31, 2010.

Evaluation of nominees will be based on the content of submissions spotlighting the positive impact and value the group or project has brought to the beneficiaries of its service. The honorees will be announced at Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (JAM 2010), to be held in June in Orlando, Florida.

The Jenzabar Foundation seeks to foster a culture of service and to educate and inspire future generations to create a better world. The Foundation has funded more than 300 colleges and universities and student-led campus groups through its annual student leadership awards and other grant programs.

About The Jenzabar Foundation

The Jenzabar Foundation issues grants to institutions of higher education and other charitable organizations with similarly aligned missions, and helps promote the activities of grant recipients within their communities and on a global level. The Jenzabar Foundation is a charitable and educational organization that received its initial funding from Jenzabar, Inc., but is now seeking financial support from the general public. Foundation grants are managed by the Foundation itself or through cooperating educational organizations. For more information please visit The Foundation Web site at

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