Academic Member, Student Chapter and Faculty Resources

Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award

This award is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated dedication and leadership through their involvement with AAAE and/or their respective student chapter or university/college.

The award will be given to a student who exhibits the following:

  • Leadership qualities: establishing and achieving goals, motivating and collaborating with others.
  • Campus and community service: active involvement with co-curricular and non-academic activities and groups.
  • Demonstration of high personal standards and values: honesty, integrity, accountability, and awareness.
  • Personal contributions to AAAE student chapter and/or Academic Relations Committee.

The Student Leader of the Year will receive:

  • An award presented at the Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition.
  • Recognition on our social media channels, website, and in the Member Hub.
  • One-year complimentary membership.

Nomination & Selection Process:

The Academic Relations Committee will select one student from the nominations received. You may nominate yourself or another deserving student. Nominees must have an active Academic or Academic Graduate membership and must submit the information required on the submission form below.


  • February  2025:  Nomination and Application Process opens
  • March 2025:  Nomination and Application Process closes; late applications will not be considered
  • April 2025:  Student Leader of the Year is notified
  • June 8-10, 2025:  Student Leader to be showcased at the 97th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition


Contact Jennifer Richards at or 703.575.2479.