President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award

Undergraduate students with a passion to end hunger are invited to apply for the Clinton Hunger Leadership Award. Named in honor of President Bill Clinton for his commitment to humanitarian causes including the eradication of hunger, the award recognizes outstanding leadership in the movement to end hunger. Stop Hunger Now and NC State University Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS) will accept video applications from Sept. 1 to
Nov. 2, 2014.  

The cash award is co-sponsored by Stop Hunger Now and NC State University CSLEPS. This year’s award will be presented to the winner in February 21, 2015, at the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit at University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada. 

Award Criteria:

  • Must be an enrolled student at an accredited post-secondary institution 
  • Demonstrated leadership in the fight against hunger
  • Commitment to a life of service in the area of hunger, poverty reduction, or related discipline
  • Deadline to post video November 2, 2014 

How to Apply:

  • Submit a 3-5 minute video detailing your vision for a world without hunger as well as your efforts to provide leadership in this area.
  • Video should be creative and engaging (i.e. not a live video resume)
  • Include your email address at the end of your video (Finalists will be contacted via email)
  • Upload video to President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award vimeo group.

Top 5 video finalists will be judged by a selection committee and asked to submit the following:

  • Applicant information form
  • Essays indicating an understanding of the cause of hunger and related issues
  • Letter of recommendation 

Award timeline:November 2 - Due date for videos to be posted on Vimeo

  • November 10 - Finalists are notified via email and provided application forms
  • December 14 - Full application and recommendations due
  • January 16 - Winner announced
  • February 21 - Award presented
Stop Hunger Now will provide a cash award for the recipient to use towards an educational experience that will advance their knowledge and understanding of hunger and related issues.  
2015 marks the seventh award.  Previous winners are: 2014 - Azeem Ahmed, Auburn University, 2013 - Brendan Rice University of Alabama, 2012 - Ryan O’Donnell from NC State, 2011 - Gavin Armstrong from University of Guelph, 2010 - Sarah Nam from Harvard, and 2009 - John Coggin from NC State.
For more information please contact Jan Rivero, at or 919-225-7130 or Amanda Itliong, at or 919-513-0215.

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  • 2014 - Azeem Ahmed, Auburn University
  • 2014 - Honorable mention Patricia Paskov, University of Wisconsin 
  • 2013 - Brendan Rice, University of Alabama at Birmingham 
  • 2013 - Honorable mention Devin Yeomans, Auburn University
  • 2012 - Ryan O'Donnell - North Carolina State University - more information
  • 2011 - Gavin R. Armstrong - University of Guelph, Canada
  • 2011 - Ellen Luby Orabone - American University - Honorable Mention
  • 2010 - Sarah Nam - Harvard University
  • 2009 - John Coggin - North Carolina State University

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