North Carolina Headquartered Nonprofit Accepting Applications for the 2018 World Hunger Leadership Award

N.C. State Students Packaging Meals with Rise Against Hunger

“Every major change in our society has originated with or involved university students. That is why it is so important to educate and involve students in the mission to end hunger in our lifetime,” said Rod Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Rise Against Hunger.

For the ninth year, Rise Against Hunger and the North Carolina State University Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS) will invite students from across North and South America to apply for the World Hunger Leadership Award. The World Hunger Leadership Award recognizes the commitment of students who are dedicated to ending hunger, poverty reduction and related causes.

“Every major change in our society has originated with or involved university students. That is why it is so important to educate and involve students in the mission to end hunger in our lifetime,” said Rod Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Rise Against Hunger. “Empowering students to learn about hunger and take action will help make the end of hunger by 2030 possible.”

The cash award, previously endorsed by the Clinton Foundation, was created in 2009 to honor a visit by President William Clinton to North Carolina State University. To memorialize the trip, Rise Against Hunger and The North Carolina State CSLEPS utilized their partnership to create a scholarship, formerly known as the Clinton Hunger Leadership Award. This will be the first year the award is known as the World Hunger Leadership Award.

The award will be presented at the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit in Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 16-17, 2018. All students dedicated to philanthropic work who are a commited to ending world hunger are welcome to apply.

Award Criteria

  • Must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited post-secondary institution in North or South America.
  • Must show demonstrated leadership in the fight against hunger.
  • Must pledge a commitment to a life of service in the area of hunger, poverty reduction or related area.
  • Winner must be available to attend the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit in Illinois, March 16-17, 2018 upon final selection.

How to Apply

  • Visit http://www.riseagainsthunger.org/hungeraward to download and complete an application.
  • Return your application information form, essay responses and recommendation letter to Maddie Laing, Rise Against Hunger PR and Communications Specialist, by email ([email protected]) on or before January 15, 2018 at 5 p.m. ET.
  • The top three finalists will be asked to submit a 1-3 minute video describing their involvement in the hunger space.

Rise Against Hunger will provide the recipient a cash award to be used toward educational purposes in hopes to further expand the student’s understanding and knowledge of hunger and other relative issues.

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