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Leadership Awards

The following leadership awards are presented annually at the Autumn Welcome Back to Second Years event or Spring Second Year Celebration. Students do not apply for these awards. Selection is based on academic records and peer, faculty, and staff nominations and feedback.

Irwin J. Biederman Leadership Award

Awarded annually to a second-year Full-Time MBA program student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in student life and activities within the Chicago Booth community and outside Chicago during the first year of study. Candidates must be nominated by second-year students and have completed at least nine courses in their program of study. The Deans' Award Committee selects recipient based on eligibility criteria and peer, faculty, and staff nominations and feedback. (presented at Autumn Welcome Back to Second-Years)

The Harry L. Davis Award

Awarded annually, the Harry L. Davis Award is presented to the graduating Full-Time MBA Program student who has most exhibited creativity, a willingness to take risks, and a strong commitment to Chicago Booth during his or her years in the MBA program. First- and second-year Full-Time MBA Program students, faculty, and staff may nominate for this award. (presented at Spring Second-Year Celebration)

Chicago Booth Leadership Awards of Distinction

Awarded annually, Chicago Booth Leadership Awards of Distinction recognizes those students graduating from the full-time Program who have made exceptional contributions while at Chicago Booth in the areas of community service, leadership, and student life. First- and second-year Full-Time MBA Program students, faculty, and staff may nominate for this award. (presented at Spring Second-Year Celebration)

Global Awareness Award

Awarded annually, the Global Awareness Award is in memory of Yuji Goya, '88, who lost his life in the World Trade Center, and is presented to one graduating full-time program student in recognition of exceptional contributions to initiatives that enhance the Chicago Booth reputation and brand internationally. First- and second-year Full-Time MBA Program students, faculty, and staff may nominate for this award. (presented at Spring Second-Year Celebration)

Diversity Award

Awarded annually to a graduating full-time student in an underrepresented population or student group in recognition of outstanding initiatives to celebrate diversity in the Booth community as well as active involvement and significant contributions to Booth's ongoing diversity efforts. First- and second-year Full-Time MBA Program students, faculty, and staff may nominate for this award. (presented at Spring Second-Year Celebration)

Dean's Prize for Best Educational Programming

Awarded annually, the Dean's Prize for Best Educational Programming recognizes a student program that has successfully addressed an area of growth within the community and demonstrated, through the program, a commitment to embracing and improving the Chicago Booth community. First- and second-year Full-Time MBA Program students, faculty, and staff may nominate for this award. (presented at Spring Second-Year Celebration)

Dean's Prize for Building the Booth Brand

Awarded annually, the Dean's Prize for Building the Booth Brand recognizes a collaborative effort on behalf of Booth students or program committees or a group that benefit the building of the Chicago Booth brand to the external campus, city, national or international community. The event or program must positively showcase Chicago Booth's strengths and assets to the external community, and have a shared goal of promoting personal or professional development. First- and second-year Full-Time MBA Program students, faculty, and staff may nominate for this award. (presented at Spring Second-Year Celebration)

Dean's Prize for Service to the Community

Awarded annually, the Dean's Prize for Service to the Community recognizes group(s) of students whose collaborative effort on behalf of Booth students has made a significant impact on the internal Chicago Booth community. First- and second-year Full-Time MBA Program students, faculty, and staff may nominate for this award. (presented at Spring Second-Year Celebration)

Save the dates: 

  • April 15 and 16 - Campus Groups training for new co-chairs (All co-chairs must attend one session)

 

 

Last Updated 9/6/11