Nominations, Acceptances, and Statements of Support

Nominations are currently closed. Nominations for the 2023 scholarship recipients will open in late Fall.

 

I am a University Faculty member, Staff member, or Administrator. How do I nominate a student for this award?

All UConn Faculty, Staff, Administrators from all UConn campuses are encouraged to nominate eligible students for The Cohen Student Leadership Scholarship! (Note: UConn Alumni and/or Faculty/Staff who have left the university are not eligible to nominate a student). To submit a nomination, simply follow the instructions in the form below. Some information you will want to have ready before completing the nomination form is:

  • Your Personal Information (Full Name, Email, and Phone #)
  • Your Position/Title and Your University Department/Program
  • Nominee's First and Last Name
  • Nominee's Preferred Email Address
  • Responses to the following questions submitted through our form:
    • In what ways/capacities have you worked with/are you familiar with this nominee? (Limit 200 Words)
    • In what way(s) does this nominee meet the criteria to be considered for The Cohen Student Leadership Scholarship? Please provide examples. (limit to 300 words).

The deadline to nominate a student is TBD.

I am a student who would like to nominate themselves for this award, can I apply?

Absolutely! We encourage all students who believe they are eligible to apply for this award. Some information you will want to know or reflect on before completing a self-nomination is:

  • Your Full Name
  • Your Preferred Pronouns (optional)
  • Your NetID and PeopleSoft #
  • Your Preferred Email and Phone #
  • Your Academic Major
  • Your Current Semester Standing (based on credits completed)
  • Responses to the following questions:
    • What Registered Student Organizations (RSO) are you involved with that satisfies the requirements of the Cohen Student Leadership Scholarship? Please include (a) what capacity you are involved as (general member, committee member, executive board member, etc.) and (b) the length of time you were involved with the organization. Be sure to ONLY list the RSOs that you will be discussing on the next question.
    • Speaking on your RSO(s) listed above, in what way(s) have you met the criteria to be considered for The Cohen Student Leadership Scholarship? Please provide examples. (limit to 300 words).
    • What have you learned about yourself through your work with your RSO to eliminate bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination? (limit to 300 words).
    • How do you envision yourself continuing the work of eliminating bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination post-graduation? Feel free to share about career aspirations and/or visions for serving the communities you are a part of. (limit to 300 words).

If you are nominating yourself, it is also required that you receive a Statement of Support from a University Faculty member, Staff member, or Administrator. Although you do not need the information of your supporter before you complete the self-nomination form, we provide you with the opportunity to submit your supporter's contact information with your application in an effort to quickly get the Statement of Support form to your supporter.

The deadline to self-nominate is TBD.

The deadline to receive your Statement of Support is TBD.

I am a student who has been nominated, and I need to accept my nomination. How do I do this?

Congratulations on your nomination! Some information you will want to know or reflect on before accepting your nomination is:

  • Your Nomination Number
    • This number was shared with you in the email you received informing you of your nomination.
  • Your Full Name
  • Your Preferred Pronouns (optional)
  • Your NetID and PeopleSoft #
  • Your Preferred Email and Phone #
  • Your Academic Major
  • Your Current Semester Standing (based on credits completed)
  • Responses to the following questions:
    • What Registered Student Organizations (RSO) are you involved with that satisfies the requirements of the Cohen Student Leadership Scholarship? Please include (a) what capacity you are involved as (general member, committee member, executive board member, etc.) and (b) the length of time you were involved with the organization. Be sure to ONLY list the RSOs that you will be discussing on the next question.
    • Speaking on your RSO(s) listed above, in what way(s) have you met the criteria to be considered for The Cohen Student Leadership Scholarship? Please provide examples. (limit to 300 words).
    • What have you learned about yourself through your work with your RSO to eliminate bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination? (limit to 300 words).
    • How do you envision yourself continuing the work of eliminating bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination post-graduation? Feel free to share about career aspirations and/or visions for serving the communities you are a part of. (limit to 300 words).

The deadline to accept your nomination is TBD.

I am a University Faculty member, Staff member, or Administrator who has been asked to provide a Statement of Support, how do I do this?

Thank you for taking the time to provide a Statement of Support for a nominee! (Note: UConn Alumni and/or Faculty/Staff who have left the university are not eligible to nominate a student).  To submit a nomination, simply follow the instructions in the form below. Some information you will want to know or reflect on before completing the Statement of Support form is:

  • Your Personal Information (Full Name, Email, and Phone #)
  • Your Position/Title and Your University Department/Program
  • Nominee's First and Last Name
  • Nominee's Preferred Email
  • Nomination Number
    • This number was given to the student when they completed their nomination form or it was sent to you in the statement of support request email.
  • Responses to the following questions:
    • In what ways/capacities have you worked with/are you familiar with this nominee? (Limit 200 Words)
    • In what way(s) does this nominee meet the criteria to be considered for The Cohen Student Leadership Scholarship? Please provide examples. (limit to 300 words).

The deadline to submit your Statement of Support is TBD.

What is the difference between a Registered Student Organization and a University program?

In order to qualify for the Cohen scholarship, students must have an active membership in a registered student organization (RSO) AND have completed their activity that contributes to the Cohen mission through that organization. It is important to know that an RSO is different from a University program.

RSOs are registered with Student Activities, have required trainings (SOLID) for their officers, and are run/decisions made by the student leaders directly. On the other hand, University programs (even student led) may have both financial and professional staff support and direction. Tier III organizations (SUBOG, USG, RADIO, TV, YEARBOOK, PIRG) are still considered RSOs despite having a different advising relationship with University staff than a Tier I or II RSO.

If you still have any remaining questions about if the work you or a student has done is associated with a registered student organization or a University program, please don't hesitate to email studentleadership@uconn.edu to ask or visit solid.uconn.edu for a full list of active organizations.