INTRODUCING THE RONALD REAGAN LEADERSHIP MEDAL!
The program formerly known as the Student Leader Award is re-launching as 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 at their high school graduation.
To be eligible for this award, the student must:
- Graduate in the 2018/2019 academic year
- Receive the award at a culmination ceremony, award reception, or graduation
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. Nominations are due by April 30, 2019. Awards will be delivered by mid-May.
How to Nominate
Invitations to nominate a student are sent electronically. If administrators from your school did not receive one, please fill out your school’s information here. It may take up to two business days to receive your invitation. Once you redeem your invitation code and receive a password, log in to the application portal using the button below.
If you are having difficulty, please review our Application Portal Help page.
Please note that there is no save function with the system. It’s best to type and save your responses locally to your computer and then copy and paste to the application when you’re about ready to submit. There is a maximum of 1500 characters (including spaces) allowed for each response. Also, the upload image function is disabled, so you will not be able to include a picture of your nominee.