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FAQ about Women’s Leadership Award

What exactly is and who can be nominated for the Women’s Leadership Award?

Any undergraduate student (freshman, sophomore, or junior) is eligible for the Undergraduate Award. The award recognizes undergraduate students for their outstanding campus leadership at IUP and academic and community achievements.

Two undergraduate women (freshmen, sophomore, or junior) will be selected for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Women’s Consortium Award. The Consortium is an advocacy group for women in the 14 institutions in the State System. The recipients of the Consortium award may attend the Leadership Institute for Undergraduate Women during the summer.

One senior woman student leader will be selected, and one graduate woman student leader will also be selected for a leadership award.

How many students will be recognized?

  • One undergraduate student award recipient
  • One senior student award recipient
  • One graduate student award recipient
  • Two PASSHE Consortium undergraduate recipients

Who can attend the award ceremony?

All nominators and nominees will be invited to attend the Women’s Leadership Reception.

How will the recipients be selected?

The recipients will be selected by a committee comprised of representatives from Women’s Studies, the PASSHE Women’s Consortium, and the IUP President’s Commission on the Status of Women.

When are the applications due, and where do I turn them in?

All applications are to be returned to the Women’s Programs office, located in the Center for Health and Well-Being, Suites on Maple East G-59, by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Please e-mail with questions.

How can I learn further information about the awards if I have more questions?

Please e-mail us at with any additional questions.

  • Center for Health and Well-Being
  • Suites on Maple
    901 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-9355
  • Front Office
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.