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LEADERSHIP & SERVICE AWARD

The Graduate and Professional Student Government’s Leadership and Service Award seeks to recognize current University of Pittsburgh graduate and professional students for their service or leadership to the University of Pittsburgh, the surrounding community, and to the world at large. By creating this award, GPSG aims to make service by graduate and professional students more visible and valued on campus and to honor those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service. Awardees will receive a $250 grant that can be used towards academic expenses.


We are seeking applicants for the 2022 Leadership and Service Award. Please apply by sending two (2) essays and two (2) letters of support to gpsg@pitt.edu by March 11th, 2022 at 5pm.


What: Graduate and Professional Student Government Leadership and Service Award 2022

Who: Graduate and Professional Students

When: Applications are due March 11th, 2022 at 5:00pm

How: Apply via email to gpsg@pitt.edu


Applications Include:

  • Two (2) Personal Essays (limited to 500 words each)


  1. Please describe your leadership and/or service to the University of Pittsburgh, an organization, or the local or global community

  2. Please discuss the motivation and/or philosophy that underlines your leadership and/or service.


  • Two (2) Letters of Support


  1. Mentor – please send a letter addressed to the “Leadership and Service Award Committee” from a mentor who is familiar with your leadership and service. This could be an advisor, a professor, or a leader in an organization with which you are involved. This is a letter of recommendation. There is no required length or format.


  1. Peer – please send a letter addressed to the “Leadership and Service Award Committee” from a peer who is familiar with your leadership and service. This could be a friend, another member/participant, or leader in an organization with which you are involved. This is a letter of recommendation. There is no required length or format.


Congratulations to our past Leadership and Service Award Winners:

Leadership and Service Award 2020

Leadership and Service Award 2019

Leadership and Service Award 2018

Leadership and Service Award 2017

Leadership and Service Award 2016

Leadership and Service Award 2015

Leadership and Service Award 2014

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