Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes one student each year who has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who is committed to continued creative civic participation. The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive a cash award of $2500 and be honored at the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be a junior or senior in class standing, be enrolled at the University of Washington during at least two quarters of the current academic year (Autumn 2016, Winter 2017, and/or Spring 2017), and be working toward their first baccalaureate degree.
Applications will be assessed on the extent to which a students’ conception and practice of civic leadership embodies these values: Social Responsibility, Commitment, Leadership, Creativity, and Collaboration. View our Application Evaluation Rubric to learn more about what we’re looking for from Carlson Award applicants.