Guidelines for Caring Award Nominations
|What qualities and accomplishments are you looking for in Caring Award candidates?
|What are the guidelines
to be eligible for a young adult Caring Award?
|How do I nominate someone
for a Caring Award?
|When can I nominate someone
for a Caring Award?
|What is the National Caring
Awards nomination process?
|How do we honor Caring
What qualities and accomplishments
are you looking for in Caring Award candidates?
Successful candidates are role models with an extraordinary
sense of public service. They can come from any walk of life
but all share a deep and selfless concern for others. Like previous
winners, they have a long-term commitment to social improvement,
whether in the community, nation, or world. Ideally, they have
founded an organization designed to serve others and also made
an impact that will last their lifetime and beyond.
What are the guidelines to be eligible for a young adult
Young adults must be nominated before their graduation from
high school or eighteenth birthday. They are not eligible for
the award and the $2,000 scholarship that goes with it once they
are enrolled at a junior college, college, or university.
How do I nominate someone for a Caring Award?
Simply complete a nomination
form and submit it, along with a written summary explaining
why you think your nominee should be recognized. Include the
names and phone numbers of contacts who are familiar with your
nominee’s endeavors. For young adults, state their birth
date, school, and grade.
We encourage you to support your nomination
with two letters of recommendation, including one from an educator
if the nominee is a young adult. If possible, also include
newspaper clips, magazine articles, and other information that
shows why they might deserve this prestigious honor. These materials may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (please reference the nominee's name in the subject of your email.
When can I nominate someone for a Caring Award?
Nominations for adults and young adults are accepted year round.
But we will consider nominees for the following year if their
nominations arrive after the deadline announced each year on
the Caring Institute
home page. Please note that we must receive nominations for
high school seniors before their date of graduation.
What is the National Caring Awards nomination process?
We give careful consideration to every nomination we receive.
After reviewing the nomination materials, our staff and volunteers
conduct interviews and perform further research. The best candidates
are evaluated by our directors, who consider both diversity and
depth of service as they further narrow the pool. Based on their
input, we prepare two ballots – one for adults, another
for young adults – then distribute them for a vote to our trustees and former
Caring Award winners. The finalists must confirm that they
can be present to accept the award at our official ceremony and
attend the celebration events. If not, they’ll be scheduled
to receive their award at the next available opportunity, and
another finalist may be chosen to fill their slot. The remaining
finalists need not give up since they can be considered again
on future ballots
How do we honor Caring Award winners?
We fly winners to a special awards ceremony, where they attend
a VIP reception and a gala celebration of their achievements.
As a souvenir of this special day, they receive a certificate
with a picture of Mother Teresa and the exquisite statue of a
crystal angel who stands for the divine spirit of caring. Each
winner also has this spirit within, as we show when we feature
their profiles in our award-winning magazine CARING.
And we continue to honor their contributions by inducting them
into the Caring Hall
of Fame, where visitors can see their photos and read their
stories for many years to come