This award recognizes a North Carolina student who provides extraordinary support to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Each year, the recipient of the award will receive $1,500 and will be honored at the Celebration of Science, Mathematics, and Technology. A profile of the student will be featured on the SMT Center Web site.
Nominee can self-nominate or be nominated by others.
Award submission requirements
The nominator is responsible for ensuring the nomination package is complete. The nomination package includes the nomination form (completed by the nominator) and letters of support from two different people. Deadline for receipt of all materials including support letters: December 1.
Components of nomination packet:
Completed nomination form that addresses how the student:
- Shows leadership in a STEM field
- Helps engage others (students, community members) in STEM-related activities
- Shows depth of understanding of STEM and importance of STEM in education or community
Examples of student activities include:
- A student organizing an environmental clean up day in their community
- A student mentoring younger students in STEM classes
- A student doing research on an issue impacting the health of a community and presenting the research to policymakers
- Letters of support from two individuals. The letters should make a compelling case why the student should be honored. Letters should not exceed 750 words each and should be submitted using the Letter of Support Form.
The nomination form cannot be saved once it is started so please have all the necessary information available before you start.
Once the nomination form is submitted, you will receive an email confirming the nomination. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours, please contact the SMT Center at email@example.com or 919-991-5111.