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The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Modified: September 11, 2015

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education. This award provides financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U's 2016 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Washington, DC, January 20-23, 2016. Travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U are all included.

All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master's degree is the terminal, degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. 

The deadline for receipt of materials is October 1, 2015, the awards will be announced in December 2015. For information about eligibility, the nomination process, or the award itself, please visit the K.Patricia Cross Future Leaders page. For any other questions, please contact Suzanne Hyers

Funding and Career Development