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

Award Winners to Receive Grants of $5000 to Support Their Humanitarian Work

Boston, MA – February 16, 2011 -- The Jenzabar Foundation today announced that it has opened the nomination process for its fourth 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. For the second year, The Jenzabar Foundation Student Leadership Awards will include a Social Entrepreneur of the Year category, recognizing 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 or 2010/2009 academic years. A $5,000 grant is included with the recognition to support the student or group’s future humanitarian endeavors.

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.

Past award honorees include a wide range of impressive achievements such as the New Orleans Spring Break Group at Northampton Community College, Medicina Urbana at Universidad Central del Caribe, Social Enterprise Initiative of the Claremont Colleges, The Wartburg College Feed My Starving Children Project, Brigham Young University’s Grantwell Porgram, Flagler College Students in Free Enterprise, The Student Philanthropy Project at Grove City College, and many more (see information on past winners at www.thejenzabarfoundation.org).

“Every year we recognize best practices in student service and reward the individuals and groups responsible for making a positive impact in our communities,” said Bob Maginn, Chairman of the Jenzabar Foundation. “Our goal is not only to reward our Student Leadership Award winners, we strive to create more opportunities for these groups to directly impact their beneficiaries, expand their knowledge, and encourage fellow students to be engaged citizens of the world.”

Additional criteria and nomination process information may be found on the Jenzabar Foundation Web site at www.thejenzabarfoundation.org. Submissions will be accepted online only. The first step in the submission process is joining The Jenzabar Foundation Community Network at http://www.thejenzabarfoundation.org/ICS/Join_Us/ and using the referral code: SLA2011. Once registered, applicants will be advised of the submission procedure. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis through April 15, 2011.

Evaluation of nominees will be based on the content of submissions spotlighting the positive impact and value the group or project has brought to its campus and the beneficiaries of its service. The honorees will be announced at Jenzabar’s Annual Meeting (JAM 2011), to be held in June in Nashville, Tennessee. 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.