ABOUT THE RONALD REAGAN LEADERSHIP MEDAL
This prestigious award is presented to graduating students who best exemplify the following characteristics: Drive, Humility, and Service Before Self. Every high school in America may nominate one graduating senior for a Ronald Reagan Leadership Medal. This award allows schools to recognize outstanding high school students whose drive, integrity, and citizenship qualities are emblematic of our nation's 40th President. Each nominated student will receive an exclusive medallion and a letter of recognition from John Heubusch, the Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Awards will be mailed to school administrators during the month of May, in time to be presented at a culmination ceremony, award reception, or graduation. We encourage students to wear their medallions, take pictures with it, and share it on social media.
To be eligible for this award, the student must:
- Graduate in the current academic year
- Exemplify the values of Drive, Humility and Service Before Self
Each academic year, only one graduating senior per high school may receive an award. It is the responsibility of each school's administrators to confer with one another to make their sole selection for the award. Multiple submissions by the same school may result in disqualification.
The Ronald Reagan Foundation has not been exempt from the new reality of COVID-19. Per the guidelines of the State of California, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and all the offices held on campus, are closed. We had hoped that the stay at home order would end prior to the end of the Medal’s nomination period, allowing us to be onsite and send out medals as expeditiously as possible. Unfortunately, with the restrictions still in place and the Reagan Foundation still closed, we are unable to ship the Ronald Reagan Leadership Medal for the class of 2021. This decision was made not only for the safety of our staff, who would be assembling and shipping the award packages, but for the students receiving them as well. If you have any questions, please contact the Education Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Ronald Reagan Leadership Medal. As of May 1, the nomination period is closed. If you have interest in being notified for the 2021 Leadership Medal, please complete this interest form. Nominations for the 20/21 academic year will open in February of 2021.