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Jack North Student Leadership Award

This award was established to honor Jack North, Senior Executive Vice President at State Farm Insurance. Mr. North served on the College of Business Advisory Council and as chairperson for the first Illinois State University Capital Campaign that raised $96 million for the University. He is a dedicated servant leader and supports this award to honor an outstanding student who shows potential as a future business and civic leader.

One scholarship of at least $3000 will be awarded

Online Application

  • Qualifications

    • Must be a May 2024 graduating senior majoring in the College of Business in good standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00/4.00 or higher.
    • Display extensive involvement in College of Business and Illinois State University activities, reflect a commitment to service leadership by showing involvement in community and civic activities, and reflect integrity in their daily life.
  • Instructions

    • Complete all parts of the application
    • Submit a copy of your resume
    • Submit a personal statement of 500 words or less that reflects your personal leadership philosophy
    • Submit a personal/professional reference letter that speaks to your integrity, character and record of leadership

The selected recipient must be able to attend the awards presentation to be held during the Student Leader Advisor Board Gala and Award Ceremony on Monday, April 22, 2024.

The winner will also represent this year’s graduating class by serving as the College of Business student speaker at the May 2024 Commencement Ceremony.