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Rainville Student Leadership Awards

Robert L. Carothers Award for Outstanding Service to the URI Community Leadership Nomination Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student in a degree program currently enrolled in at least 6 credits
  • In Good Standing with the University
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA semester or cumulative average either as of Spring 2014or Fall 2014
  • Demonstrated ability to listen, empower and inspire others toward a shared vision
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting underrepresented or less privileged individuals in society and/or the principles of social justice.
  • Embodies the 10 characteristics of a Servant Leader: Listening, Empathy, Healing, Awareness, Persuasion, Conceptualization, Foresight, Stewardship, Commitment to the Growth of People, Building Community
  • Demonstrates a long-term commitment to making a positive and measurable impact related to a specific cause or social issue that affects, URI, RI and/or the global community
  • Student does not have to hold a specific leadership position at URI to be eligible for this award


Important dates

Friday, December 12, 2014
Nominations Close

February 20, 2015
Application Deadline for Nominated Students, references and essays to Memorial Union, Room 210.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
27th Annual A. Robert Rainville Leadership Awards Ceremony and Banquet, Memorial Union Ballroom

Event Videos

2014 Ceremony Photos

Photos Courtesy of Michael J. Nolfe

Awards Ceremony

Rainville Leadership Awards 2012 - Awards Ceremony