The Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award
Schlegel 2014 Emerging Activist - Shelby Wiltz
The Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award for an Emerging Activist.
Nominations for the 2014 Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award for an Emerging Activist are due Sunday, September 28th, 2014.
The Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award for an Emerging Activist recognizes an individual in the United States who has exhibited outstanding leadership and significantly contributed to the dignity and freedom of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. The Legion of Honor Award will be presented during the annual DC LGBTQ Symposium and serves as an opportunity to:
- Acknowledge an individual who has made outstanding contributions to LGBTQ communities through activism, advocacy, education, and/or policy
- Recognize and encourage the dedication of individuals committed to social justice
- Celebrate important contributions to creating a society that values every member
- Showcase the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities
- Highlight individuals whose work may not have been recognized to the level it merits
- Allow members of the American University &DC metropolitan communities to interact with individuals who have significantly enhanced the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people
The Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award for an Emerging Activist is given to a U.S. based high school student or college undergraduate who has made outstanding contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities through activism, advocacy, education, and/or policy. Individuals who are working in churches, elementary schools, with women and/or trans/genderqueer people, people of color, and international/immigrant communities are highly encouraged for nominations.
The recipient will receive a cash award and travel expenses for attending the DC LGBTQ Symposium held in the Washington, D.C. metro area on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Receipt of the award is contingent upon the recipient's ability to attend the Symposium and, if comfortable, provide brief remarks.
Nominations must be received by The Center for Diversity and Inclusion no later than Sunday, September 28, 2014. Members of the American University community serve on a selection committee which will review nominations, conduct additional research as needed, and select the winners. Award recipients will be announced the week of October 12, 2014.
Nominations may be sent by mail, fax, or email to The Center for Diversity and Inclusion at American University and must be received by Sunday, September 28th, 2014. Mailing address, fax, and email information is provided at the bottom of the page.
All Nominations must include the following:
Nominator Information - Nominations may be submitted by anyone, including the nominee. Please include the following information about the nominator:
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Relationship to the nominee
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Website (if applicable)
- Confirmation nominee can attend the DC LGBTQ Symposium on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.
- Why do you feel the nominee deserves the Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award?
- What are the nominee's major accomplishments and/or activities?
- What other information should the selection committee know about the nominee?
Letters of Recommendation can be written or in video format (nominations must include at least 1 written letter). If you are sending a video recommendation, please make sure to include the nominator & nominee information in the email through which you sent the video file or link.
Mary Graydon Center, Room 201
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20016
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