This award is conferred upon a professional with less than five years of experience in the student affairs field. Recipients demonstrate the following:
- outanding service to an institution of higher education;
- innovative or creative effort within student affairs;
- active involvement in NASPA and/or other student affairs professional organizations; and
- indication of significant promise for future leadership roles in the student affairs profession.
Each nomination should include a letter of nomination, at least three letters of support, and the nominee’s resume and contact information.