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  SEED NOMINATION INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND ADULTS 

Note: Adult Nomination listed below after student information
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SEED takes great pride in its effort to foster and advance the interest of Diaspora Ethiopians and their children wherever they may reside. SEED recognizes and awards individuals who have made significant contributions to their communities, achieved in academic pursuit, stand out in humanitarian efforts, show exemplary community services, literary, artistic or athletic talents, possess scientific accomplishments, entrepreneurial or leadership skills and other endeavors of significance. SEED believes that such individuals can serve as role models to others.  All members of SEED, previous honorees, non-members, and others who support SEED’s mission or believe in its efforts are invited to submit nominations. Nominees must have a record of achievement that demonstrates that they can serve as role models to others in the community. 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Nomination for SEED award and recognition may be made through January  31st of each year, and is considered active for three years hence

A record of the nominee’s achievements must accompany nomination, exemplary role in service to community, and any other pertinent or relevant data

The nomination application may also requires two letters of reference supporting the nominee.

SEED membership is not a requirement to nominator receive an award.  

ELIGIBILITY FOR SEED AWARD

 Anyone may nominate an individual for an award by SEED

Nominees are NOT required to be SEED members

An individual may not receive more than one award for the same achievement

      SEED allows joint recipient awards

A candidate may be nominated posthumously

NOMINATION REQUIREMENT

   Completed award nomination by deadline of January 31st

Resume submission

          Brief citation or listing stating the accomplishments that makes the nominee      deserving of the award

A one page narrative description of cited accomplishments 

SELECTION PROCESS

 Board of Directors may select honorees by majority vote 

COMMITTEE NOMINATION DEADLINE

 The Following is a Guide for the selection of student honorees: 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS POINTS

Membership of National Honors Society

5

Domestic community service promoting culture or positively affecting the Ethiopian community

5 

A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 and above

5 Max

A GPA on AP Courses

5 Max

SAT I / SAT II  (1200 min, 600 min, respectively

5 Max

Merit Scholarship Received

2

Valedictorian

5

Participating in Clubs

5 Max

Outside USA Ethiopian community service

10

Efforts to Master Official Ethiopian Language

5
   
   

QUALIFICATIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS POINTS

Graduated with Honors

10

Admitted in one of the top 30 colleges or universities

10

Command of Ethiopian Language

5

Contributed to Community Service

15

Promote Ethiopian interests (hunger, HIV, humanitarian, etc.)

10

   SEED NOMINATION INFORMATION FOR ADULTS 

 Adult honorees are persons of eminence in his/her respective discipline, recognized by a long and highly contributory effort in Arts, History, Science, Music & Culture, Community Service, Entrepreneurial Skills, Leadership & Other endeavors of significance, and can best serve the community as exemplary figures. To be expanded at a later date.SEED recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations that are members of our community who have been identified as having made notable contributions to the Ethiopian community in the Diaspora or the home country, once a year.The candidates to be considered for this honor are those who have made exemplary and noteworthy accomplishments for extended period of time (not less than five years) in their field of endeavor and are known for:  community service, entrepreneurial leadership, scientific excellence, athleticism, artistic contribution, humanitarian efforts, a pioneer on a specific subject, etc, and in so doing have distinguished themselves and can serve as role model for others. In addition the candidate must be a person of integrity, good moral character and with good standing in the communityAnyone can nominate a candidate for consideration for SEED Award. SEED board has the right to accept, reject approve a candidate for any reason the board deems necessary by a majority vote.To be considered for the SEED Award for adult honorees, the nominator must submit:

1. A completed nomination form - download here

2. A letter supporting the nominee, the narrative should not be more than two pages in length and specifically addresses the nomination criteria, and the profile of the nominee.

3. Supporting documents verifying the individual or organizational activities over the last five years or longer

4. A complete nomination package is due before November 30th of each year.  

5. The board may extend the dead line if the need arises.

 Adult Selection Criteria: 

A person with a continuous and distinguished service to community over a number of years 

A person whose vision and efforts have brought about positive impact on others and the community or country 

A person of integrity and good moral character and good standing in the community 

A person of courage who, despite obstacles or discouraging circumstances has overcome the odds against him/her to become a model of success  

A person who exhibits the attributes of excellence worth of emulating by the youth 

A person who is considered eminent by his peers A person who stands out in his/her field and has achieved above average recognition in his field of expertise (Science, sports, music, writing, business etc) 

A person who has dedicated his life to the betterment of others, a humanitarian whose noble act has helped the less fortunate Other criteria not listed in which the nominee has distinguished him/herself 

A person considered a pioneer in a specific area and brought about a lasting legacy to the community or country

 


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