ODK Leader of the Year Applications 2019

At the first ODK General Body Meeting of the Spring 2019 Semester, Sigma Circle will be selecting the Col. J. Logan Schutz Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year. To be considered for this honor, we ask that you submit a letter to the General Body explaining why you should be selected to represent the ODK Sigma Circle as our Leader of the Year.

  • Letters should be 1-2 pages in length and must be submitted to odk@umd.edu by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 27th, 2019. In the heading of the letter, please include your name, major, and anticipated graduation date.
  • The letter will be shared with the ODK General Body for review prior to the first General Body Meeting. At the meeting, award applicants will be asked to speak briefly on why they should be selected as the Col. J. Logan Schutz Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year.
  • If an applicant cannot attend the meeting, a current member may read a prepared statement on their behalf.
  • Only current ODK members who are present at the General Body Meeting may vote. There will be no absentee voting.

The recipient of this award will be recognized at the annual University Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 5th with a commemorative trophy and a $1,000 cash prize. This prize is supported by a generous donation from Col. J. Logan Schutz, who served as President of the Sigma Circle in 1937-38 and continued as an active member and significant supporter of the programs of the Circle until his death in 2013. The recipient will have his or her name engraved on the Wall of Honor in the Stamp Student Union. The recipient will then be nominated by the Sigma Circle for consideration as the ODK National Leader of the Year.

For more information on the ODK Leader of the Year, and to view past winners, visit http://odkumd.com/awards/.

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