Apply Now – Business Badger Leadership Award
This award recognizes a business student who has demonstrated leadership in a co-curricular project or initiative that resulted in a positive impact on their community. This student demonstrates the components of the UW-Madison Leadership Framework and exemplifies the leadership traits that make Wisconsin School of Business students Trusted to Lead. These traits include competency and trust, humility and grit, individual goals for collective success, and inclusive leadership. In addition, this student has achieved academic excellence and has put the business knowledge they have learned in the classroom into action throughout this project/initiative.
The components of the UW-Madison Leadership Framework can be found at this site.
Competency and Trust – WSB students master the techniques and tools of their industry, but they are distinguished by being in tune with others and the combined contributions to the greater community.
Humility and Grit – WSB students are high achievers with great ambitions. They become team members everyone seeks out – the dependable ones; the people who deliver and who surpass expectations; the unrelenting seekers of a better path forward.
Individual Goals for Collective Success – WSB students work in collaboration with others to achieve for our community and our world. They demonstrate the confidence to pursue new solutions and the initiative to achieve them together.
Inclusive Leadership – WSB students approach working in a diverse environment in a way that acknowledges various backgrounds/identities. Students actively learn to recognize and minimize unconscious biases and remove structural barriers to equality in order to create an inclusive and welcoming environment. A key component of Inclusive Leadership is cultural competency.
To be eligible for the Business Badger Leadership Award, a student must meet the following criteria:
- At least sophomore standing as an admitted undergraduate business student in the Wisconsin School of Business
- Clearly articulates their involvement in a co-curricular project, program, or other initiative that led to a positive impact on a specific community
- Demonstrates how 2 of the competencies from the Leadership Framework were applied within their initiative
- Demonstrates how their initiative aligns with 1 of the values from the Leadership Framework
- Demonstrates how the 4 leadership traits listed in this application were applied within their initiative
- Explains how they incorporated business skills learned in the classroom into their co-curricular project/initiative