Cadet Leadership Awards



In 2004, GMiS partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense to create the Cadet Leadership Awards to recognize outstanding underrepresented undergraduate student leaders pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) degree at our nation’s military academies. In 2009, the recognition program expanded to recognize underrepresented cadets from over 1,000 distinguished ROTC programs at college and universities across the country.

The Cadet Leadership Award is presented to cadets, from an underrepresented group in STEM, who exemplify the following:

  • Maintains a competitive academic standing (above a 3.0 GPA) in an accredited undergraduate science, technology, engineering, or math degree program

  • Demonstrates qualities that represent their respective U.S. Service Academy or ROTC program with dignity and pride

  • Displays leadership potential as a future STEM leader

  • Demonstrates service and/or commitment to the underserved communities

  • Displays the ability to inspire future military cadets from underserved communities as a STEM Role Model

  • Past recipients of the GMiS Cadet Leadership Award are available by clicking on the following years:

    2019                         2018                         2017                         2016