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Robert J. Dole Service to Country Award

 The Robert J. Dole Service to Country Award was established by John D. Pinegar, Douglas E. Smith and Pinegar, Smith & Associates, Inc. to provide a $1000 award each year to a student of the University of Kansas who is an active member of the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board (SAB). The recipient shall be committed to public service and have demonstrated leadership skills. Preference shall be given, but not limited to, SAB members who are serving in active duty, the reserves, National Guard, or are honorably discharged veterans of the uniformed services. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • A student in good standing at the University of Kansas and enrolled in the Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 semester
  • A current, active member of the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board
  • A completed application submitted by deadline that will include:•a general information page (see word document)•a resume/curriculum vitae
  • A 2-page essay describing your commitment to public service and how you have demonstrated leadership skills (see instructions below)
  • Military service documentation, only if applicable

Essay Instructions: Write a 2-page essay in which you: 

  • Briefly describe what public service and leadership mean to you; if Senator Bob Dole has inspired you in this regard, please share.
  • Give 2-3 examples of your commitment to public service
  • Give 2-3 examples of how you have demonstrated leadership skills

Format Guidelines: Times New Roman, 12pt font, and double-spaced. 

Application Process: 

  • Students interested in applying for the award must submit a completed application and attach all supporting materials by 5:00pm on Monday, May 10, 2021. Applications must be submitted to doleinstitute@ku.edu with the subject line “Service to Country Application.”
  • Applicants will be notified by Friday, May 14, 2021

Robert J. Dole Service to Country Award Application

Robert J. Dole Service to Country Award Information Sheet

Award Recipients

2020
Samiyah Para-Cremer

2019
Emily Depew

2018
Claire Meczkowski

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