Keystone Early Career Award

The Keystone Awards were created to recognize accomplished graduates of human development programs in the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University. The Keystone Award includes two categories: the Keystone Meritorious Achievement Award and the Keystone Early Career Award. The Keystone Early Career Award is designed to recognize one graduate who has achieved substantial professional growth and advancement within the last ten years in his or her chosen profession in the field of human development.

Selection eligibility and criteria

  • Must be a graduate of a human development program within the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University within the last ten years.
  • Hold or have held a professional position with a record of achievements.
  • Demonstrate high potential to be an exceptional leader in their chosen profession.

Nomination procedure

Nominations can be made by anyone. However, individuals may not nominate themselves. Nominations must include:

  1. Nomination form—available from the awards homepage
  2. One sponsoring letter—this should include a personal anecdote telling why this individual has been chosen and why the nominee meets award criteria.
  3. One supporting letter of recommendation—this should include a personal anecdote telling why this individual has been chosen and why the nominee meets award criteria.