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Student Leadership Awards

Seneca’s Student Services Department coordinates the Student Leadership awards, which are presented annually to students in recognition of their leadership qualities in the classroom, on campus or in their local community.

Leadership qualities may include outstanding contributions to student/campus life, leadership roles or excellence in academics. Some past award recipients have demonstrated their leadership on campus by:

  • being a peer tutor for students in their program
  • assisting at Orientation
  • joining the Seneca Student Federation
  • attending leadership development workshops
  • volunteering for various events
  • starting a campus initiative

Outside of Seneca, past award recipients have demonstrated leadership through involvement in organizations like the United Way or Habitat for Humanity, or within their religious community, community centre or organizations, or a cultural agency.  

New Application Process

Each award below has its own separate application. Please read the award descriptions carefully, including criteria for eligibility, and select the appropriate link to complete the application.

The Student Leadership Awards application period has closed. All award finalists have been notified.

The Reference Forms deadline has been changed to Friday, Jan. 31 by 4 p.m.

Winners will be notified by March 6, 2020.


Student Leadership Award References

Only award finalists require a reference to complete their application.

This reference can be completed by any Seneca faculty or staff member, or an external community member. We recommend you contact them before applying for a leadership award to ensure they’re comfortable being a reference for you and are familiar with your accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom.

If you are a Seneca faculty or staff member looking to nominate a student, please visit the faculty/staff nominations section.


Awards Ceremony

These awards are presented at the annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony, taking place:

Monday, April 6, 2020, SeneCentre, Newnham Campus

Invitations to the ceremony will be sent to award winners.