New Award Criteria

Sea Services Leadership Association. The Rising Star Award (formerly known as the Midshipman award) Sea Services Leadership Association (SSLA) Leadership Award recognizes five 1/C (USN/USCG/USMC) graduating FEMALE Midshipman (No more than one per NROTC Unit) who are top performers and have demonstrated superior leadership abilities through academic accomplishments, leadership style, and community involvement. Each recipient will receive $100 towards uniform purchases, a plaque from SSLA, a free one-year membership to SSLA and a one-time waiver of the registration fee to the annual flagship Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium. 

a. Eligibility 

(1) 1C graduating female. (USN/USCG/USMC) 

(2) Minimum 3.0 GPA. 

(3) ROTC Leadership: Organizes, motivates, and develops others to accomplish goals with inspirational, innovative, and imaginative leadership. 

(4) Community Leadership: Role model and ambassador both within the unit and the community. (5) Classroom/Athletic Leadership: Leadership displayed both in the classroom and athletic abilities. 

b. Nomination. 

1. Nominations are due to the SSLA Awards Coordinator at no later than 15 March annually. 

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