Leadership Development

Nomination Information - Celebration of Leadership Awards

The nomination application for the 2025 Celebration of Leadership Awards is not yet open.  Check back in early 2025. 

Nomination process

Nominations may be self-nominations or submitted on behalf of another individual or group. If you nominate someone else, you will be asked to provide your contact information in addition to the nominee's contact information.

All award submissions are completed in BullsConnect. You must be logged in to complete the form. Paper or alternative formats of supporting materials are not accepted, unless accommodations have been requested.

You must complete an individual form for each award you are interested in. You cannot use one form to submit for multiple awards.

Questions or concerns should be routed to the CLCE via email at bullsconnect@usf.edu.


Step One - Pick the award(s): Determine which awards application to submit. It is important you review the award descriptions carefully so you do not submit incorrectly.

Step Two - Visit the Nomination Form to begin the process: Visit the nomination form and select the award you are interested in. Once you do select the award, you will see the additional criteria for the award, as well as the short answer response required. All award nominations require a short answer essay of no more than 250 words. Letters of recommendation from someone other than the nominators may also be submitted.

Step Three – Write your essay and gather supporting materials BEFORE submitting the form: Essays and recommendation letters will be uploaded into the form, so be sure to assemble these documents before completing the form. You will not be able to submit your documents in-person or after the deadline.

TIP: This will take time! Give yourself at least 2 - 3 hours to complete the essay and the form.

Step Four - Return to the form and complete your nomination.

Step Five - Submit for additional awards and/or hang tight! - Nominations will be viewed by an anonymous committee of faculty and staff at the university.

Step Six - Mark your calendars! Visit usf.edu/clce on the day of the event to access the live event link.