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Bradley University Alumni Association
Outstanding Young Graduate Award Nomination Form
The Outstanding Young Graduate Award program was created in 1980 by the Bradley University Alumni Association to recognize
a graduate who has gained early and exceptional professional or civic achievement in addition to continuing his/her University
involvement. The criteria for this award are weighted toward professional achievement and civic activities. Consideration will also
be given to candidates who were active campus participants as students, as well as those who have maintained their campus ties as
• Candidates must be 40 years of age or younger.
• Candidates must have received a degree from Bradley
• Officers of the BUAA, members of the selection committee,
trustees, faculty and employees of the University are not
eligible for awards.
• Recipients must be available to accept their award on
campus at Founder’s Day. If, after notifying the recipient,
s/he cannot be present, his/her name will be resubmitted the
following year, and the 1st alternate will become the current
year’s recipient.
• Posthumous awards may be granted if the candidate died
within the year prior to the date of selection.
Nominators should be aware that several changes have
been made to the criteria and nomination process. Note
especially the following changes:
• The nomination deadline is now APRIL 1.
• Electronically submitted nominations are strongly
preferred, and the nomination form must be completed
in full. Narrative answers must be concise and must
directly address the criteria and the question asked in the
indicated format.
• A maximum of only three (3) supporting documents
will be considered (e.g. letters, publications, resumes,
Guidelines for Submitting Nominations for the Outstanding Young Graduate Award
• Nominations may be submitted at any time, but only those
received on or before April 1 will be considered for the
current year’s award. Should April 1 fall on a weekend,
entries must be submitted by 5:00 pm (Central) on the Friday
preceding April 1. Late entries will not be accepted.
• All nominations must consist of a completed nomination
form and complete responses to the criteria. All fields must
be completed in full. Narratives should contain clear and
concise answers to criteria.
• Select supporting documents carefully. A maximum of
three (3) supporting documents will be considered (such as
letters, articles, resumes, etc.). Any documentation exceeding
the maximum of three (3) will be filed, but not distributed to
the selection committee. Letters of recommendation may not
exceed one (1) 8 1/2” x 11” page each.
• Nominations will be kept on file for three (3) years. The
nominator may request the same paperwork be used for
two more years before a new nomination is required.
However, candidates will not automatically be reconsidered.
A nominator MUST request the resubmission, and may be
asked to provide additional information about the candidate. • Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee
on the basis of the data received and measured against the
criteria noted for each award.
• Send completed nomination forms to:
[email protected] either online or via email as a PDF
or word document. If submitting via email, please include
“BUAA Award Nomination” and the candidate’s name in the
subject line.
If nominations must be submitted via hard copy:
• Enumerate each criterion and address each one separately in
narrative form, following the guidelines contained herein.
• Do not submit materials that have been bound or placed in
notebooks or plastic sleeves.
• Responses to each question/criterion should be no more than
one (1) 8 ½” x 11” page in length (using 12 pt. font size and
minimum one-half (.5) inch margins).
• Mail or fax hard copy nominations and/or supporting
materials to: Alumni Awards, Bradley University,
1501 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625
FAX 309-677-3595
Questions? Call 800-952-8258, 309-677-2246 or email [email protected]
Bradley University Alumni Association
Outstanding Young Graduate Award Nomination Form
You are:  BU  Alum  Faculty/Staff  Other
Date of submission:______________________ Your Name _ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing address __________________________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip ____________________________________________________________________________________________
Home Phone_______________________ Work Phone_ __________________Email ____________________________________
Nominee _ ______________________________________________________________ Class Yr. ____ Year of Birth:_________
Mailing address __________________________________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip ____________________________________________________________________________________________
Home Phone________________________Work Phone __________________ Email ____________________________________ Employer & Job Title ______________________________________________________________________________________ Length of employment and general duties: _____________________________________________________________________
Does this individual know that he/she is being nominated for this award?  Yes  No
Please complete each of the following four questions completely. You may attach an additional page if necessary.
1. Describe the professional accomplishments that distinguish this nominee.
2. Describe any civic/charitable activities, not directly related to his/her career, that distinguish this nominee.
3. Describe this nominee’s campus involvement as a Bradley student.
4. Describe this nominee’s involvement with and service to Bradley University as an alumnus/a.
5. Describe any other activities or accomplishments that may be pertinent to this nomination.
6. What do you see as the single most outstanding achievement that makes this nominee deserving of this award?