The Brashears & Trotman Leadership Awards

Take a moment and nominate a senior who has inspired you, and welcomed you, in a community.

Please read the descriptions of the Brashears and Trotman Awards. Submit a quick nomination that describes–through stories and insights–how this person exemplifies the leadership qualities listed. Both current students and alums of Boston University are eligible to nominate individuals for these awards.

In order to be eligible for these awards, nominees are required to have:

  • Senior class standing
  • The desire to make a difference in Boston University and beyond.

We will contact nominated students and ask them to complete an application packet. Recipients will be notified during Senior Week 2021.

Nominations will be accepted through February 28, 2021!


Austin Brashears

The Brashears Leadership Award is earned by a student who has demonstrated integrity in character, genuine concern for the development of community and overall excitement of living.


The award named after Austin Brashears celebrates the following qualities of great leaders:
  • Respectful
  • Reassuring
  • Family-oriented
  • Humility
  • Optimistism
  • Charisma
  • Adventurous
  • Spontaneous
  • Team-Focused
  • Insightful
  • Leading from the Heart
  • Rolling with the Punches
  • Brilliance
  • Caring
  • Spiritual
  • Calming
  • Open
  • Influential



Kyle TrotmanThe Trotman Leadership Award is earned by a student who invokes change on campus, has demonstrated an innovative vision for the present, and serves as a strong mentor to all.

The award named after Kyle Trotman celebrates the following qualities of great leaders:
  • Awareness
  • Connectedness
  • Spirituality
  • Sincerity
  • Humility
  • Respectful
  • Mentor
  • Unassuming
  • Reliable
  • Smooth
  • Encouraging
  • Honesty
  • Funny
  • Competitive
  • Inclusive
  • Observant
  • Visionary
  • Shoulder to lean on
  • Inspirational

Nominate a Senior today!