The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Deadline: October 5
Amount: up to $1,500.00


The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards provide financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U’s 2010 Annual Meeting, which will be held January 20-23 in Washington, DC. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.

The awards include travel, lodging, conference registration (up to $1,500 total), and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.
The awards will be announced in December, 2009, and recipients of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards will be recognized at, and will participate in, AAC&U’s Annual Meeting in January.


All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2010.)

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility;
  • and Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.


Nomination Process

A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered:

  1. a nomination letter from a faculty member or administrator;
  2. a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator;
  3. a statement from the student indicating how he or she meets the award criteria;
  4. a copy of the student’s curriculum vitae.

Please mail AAC&U two copies of these materials – the original documents and one duplicate copy of each. Only complete applications will be considered. See website for details and application.

Mail all materials to:

K. Patricia Cross Future Leader Awards
1818 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


Suzanne Hyers
202.387.3760 (ext. 425)