Character Award

EACH YEAR, WE RECOGNIZE A STUDENT WHO DEMONSTRATES CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP IN THEIR SCHOOL.
Selena Thompson our 2019 Nebraska Character Award Winner with sponsors Jan and Mike Brown
CELEBRATING STUDENTS OF OUTSTANDING CHARACTER

The Youth Frontiers Character Award is a scholarship that recognizes junior and senior students of outstanding character who are changing their schools for the better.

 

We honor and celebrate each year’s winner at their local Youth Frontiers community event.

 

At Left: Selena Thompson, 2019 Nebraska Character Award Winner, with scholarship sponsors, Mike & Jan Brown

PREVIOUS CHARACTER AWARD WINNERS
2019 Minnesota Character Award Winner Dani Putra

Dani Putra

Orono High School, Minn.

 

As a founding member of Student Voice and former English Language Learner, Dani has tirelessly worked to ensure everyone has the chance to be heard, and in doing so, found his own voice.

SEE HIS STORY

Selena Thompson

Skutt Catholic High School, Neb.

 

Selena leads by example, reaching out to those who are lonely and exuding love and acceptance in all she does. Because of that, she does all that she can to be of help to everyone.

SEE HER STORY

Vivica Lewis

Carmen High School of Science & Technology, Wis.

 

Vivica received the Character Award for her mentorship and outspoken student advocacy, particularly for women of color in the STEM field.

SEE HER STORY
NOMINATE ONE OF YOUR STUDENTS

 

We honor an outstanding student of character in each of our three major markets, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Once a year, we celebrate them at one of our major events in each state.

Student Qualifications

•  Be in 11th or 12th grade

•  Attended a Youth Frontiers retreat as a participant and/or small-group leader

•  Shows consistent character in their decision-making and interactions with others

•  Goes above and beyond to positively affect their school community.

•  The nominating educator and the student selected for the award must be able to be filmed for our event video

•  Parents/guardians must give permission for the student to be included in a press release, event videos and other Youth Frontiers marketing materials

MINNESOTA APPLICANTS

 

The nominating educator and selected student must be available to attend our Ethical Leadership Luncheon in December at the Marriott City Center Hotel in Minneapolis. The student’s parents/guardians are also welcome to attend.

 

The nomination form for the 2020 Character Award will be open soon.

NEBRASKA APPLICANTS

 

We will celebrate the 2020 Character Award Winner this fall in Omaha. If your student is selected, we will be in touch with more details.

 

The nomination form for the 2020 Character Award will be open soon.

WISCONSIN APPLICANTS

 

We will celebrate the 2020 Character Award Winner at our Ethical Leadership Luncheon in Milwaukee on April 1. If your student is selected, we will be in touch with more details.

 

The nomination form for the 2020 Character Award has now closed. Nominations for the 2021 Character Award will be open soon.