Selection Criteria

Deadline November 20th

To be eligible for consideration, candidates need to:

  • Be no older than 40 years of age as of March 11, 2021
  • Reside or work in one of the following Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Boone, Clinton, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan or Shelby
  • Have meaningful professional accomplishments
  • Be actively involved within the community
  • Positively affect others around them
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities in the workplace or community



Category Finalist and Winners

The selection committee will choose 100 total finalists, ten from each category. Once 100 finalists are established, the selection committee will select ten winners – one from each category. The President and CEO of Junior Achievement will monitor the selection process and break any ties.



All discussions that take place during the selection process are confidential.


Submitting a Nomination:

Nominations will be accepted online only – please note that we will not accept emailed nominations or attachments.  The nomination will need to be completed all at once as the system does not allow you to save and return.  





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