Leadership Award

DEADLINE for Leadership Award applications are on Friday, December 1st, 2023 at 11:59 PM.


This award recognizes graduate students at Iowa State University who are activly involved in leadership roles within their department, college, the University, and within their Ames community. This award is given to multiple students each year, and receipents are given acertificate and a financial award. 

Eligibility Requirements - Leadership

  • Nominee has not received a GPSS Leadership Award previously
  • Nominee must be a current ISU graduate or professional student in good academic standing
  • Nominee must be able to demonstrate leadership roles lasting AT LEAST two semesters while at Iowa State
  • Students CAN self-nominate 
  • Students can be considered for each of the Leadership, Research, and/or Teaching awards within the same year
  • Completed applications include:
    • Completed GPSS Leadership Award Application Form
      • Be concise and do not exceed the word limit
    • Nominee's CV
    • Two Letters of Support that can speak to your leadership ability:
      • One from a fellow graduate student
      • One from your organization's sponsor (This could be a faculty advisor, organization president, fellow member, etc.)
  • All nomination materials will be included and submitted in the GPSS Leadership Award Nomination Form
  • Any questions regarding this award or your nomination can be directed to gpsspresident@iastate.edu.

Past Award Winners


Angelos Lagoudakis

Alejo Ruiz

Brian Zebosi

Kean Fallon

Zulal Melek