Nominations Open for Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award
By Jonathan Pearson on Friday, November 16th, 2012
While the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) has several awards recognizing the achievements of the community of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), we realized we were overdue to honor outstanding leaders from the countries where we served.
That changed during last September’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Washington, with the first Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award. Named after the former Pennsylvania Senator and architect of the Peace Corps, the Wofford award will be presented annually to an outstanding global leader who grew up in a country where Peace Corps Volunteers served and whose life was influenced by the Peace Corps.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Wofford Award, which will be presented at the Peace Corps Connect – Boston on June 28 – 29, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Please visit NPCA’s awards page to check for any updates and further information about the Wofford award.
To nominate an individual for this award, please complete this form and send it along with a nomination letter and supporting materials to WoffordAward@peacecorpsconnect.org. Where applicable, you may submit original materials in a language other than English, but please include a translation into English. This will facilitate the review process.
All nomination materials must be received by Friday, February 1, 2013.
The Wofford Award is endowed through a generous gift from Atiku Abubakar, a businessman, philanthropist and former Vice President of Nigeria. Abubakar was the first recipient of the Award, which was presented at the Promise of the Peace Corps Gala in September 2011 . You can read more about Abubakar, his Peace Corps connection, and the American University of Nigeria here.
Download a promotional flyer for the Wofford Award.