Nominate a person or group from the MIT community for the MLK Leadership Award

/ / Honors, News, Recent Posts
Nomination deadline: 11:59 pm on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018

The MLK Jr. Leadership Awards are given annually to students, alumni, staff, groups and faculty who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s work. “Service to the community” is defined in the broadest sense and includes academic, research, religious, and secular contributions in which integrity, leadership, creativity, and positive outcome are apparent.

President Reif has asked the MIT community to nominate those leaders who lift us up. Please submit your nomination by 11:59pm on Friday, November 30, 2018.

You can also review some tips for writing a nomination.

 


MIT-Reif-logo

To the members of the MIT community,

Even at the distance of decades, we can take inspiration from Martin Luther King, Jr. – his character and conduct, his dignity, integrity, selflessness and moral vision, and his relentless focus on what really matters, in the quest for a more just, peaceful and unified society.

Please nominate the leaders who lift us up!

I ask that we pause, here in our own time and place, to contemplate the example of those members of our community who, in the spirit of Dr. King, lift us up and bring us together.

Today I urge you to nominate those whose inspiration you find meaningful – students, faculty, staff or alumni, pursuing their work as individuals or as groups – to receive the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award.

  • Please submit your nomination by November 30 here. You can find more details at the foot of this letter.
  • We will honor the winners as part of our annual MLK program, to be held on February 14, 2019.

I hope you will join me in thanking all those who commit their time and energy to this difficult and deeply important work.

Sincerely,

Rafael Reif

 

 

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award

The award is given annually to students, alumni, staff and faculty whose service embodies the spirit of Dr. King’s work.

Who is eligible? 

MIT alumni/ae, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are eligible for nomination for this award. Both individuals and groups, including living groups and student and professional associations, may be considered.

Service to the community is defined in the broadest sense and includes academic, research, religious and secular contributions in which integrity, leadership, creativity and positive outcomes are apparent.

How do I submit a nomination?

If you wish to nominate a person or organization, please submit your nomination here by November 30, 2018.

Members of the MLK celebration planning committee will select the awardees. Recipients will be announced at MIT’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event and program on February 14, 2019.

For more information, please visit the MLK Leadership Award website or write to committee members Acia Adams-Heath or Catherine Gamon.

 

TOP