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The Young Alumni Award was initiated in 2006 to recognize the outstanding achievements of Hope's recently graduated alumni. Given annually to alumni who graduated within the last fifteen years, this award highlights the tremendous talents and contributions that young people make to their profession, to their community, and to Hope College.
Criteria for Selection
The Hope Young Alumni Award is given to Hope alumni who have graduated within the past fifteen years in recognition of a commitment to excellence in post-collegiate life and a significant or ongoing commitment to extraordinary work, research or volunteerism.
We invite and encourage you to submit a nomination. Nominations by classmates, family or co-workers are acceptable. Self nominations are not recommended. Please use this form for submissions and return to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.
This award will be presented to deserving alumni who meet the following criteria:
- A nominee must be a member of the Hope College Alumni Association* for no more than 15 years prior to the current year. Updates will be made to the nomination on a regular basis. *(All Hope graduates and non-graduates who have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours are members of the Alumni Association).
- Each must have attained notable degree of prominence through professional endeavor, research, volunteerism, and/or involvement within the local or global community or the college.
- Special consideration will be given for those who demonstrate significant initiative by starting innovative service projects, research, businesses or other original enterprises.
It is expected that a recipient of this award will be present to accept the award during Alumni Weekend. Selection of award recipients are made during the summer in the year prior to when the award is given.