34th Governor's Volunteer Awards (2017)
Submission Deadline03/31/2017

OneStar Foundation is pleased to accept your nomination for the 34th Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards! (2017)

A detailed list of the award categories, selection criteria and required documentation can be downloaded by clicking here.

Awardees will be honored at an evening reception in the Fall hosted by Honorary Chair of the Governor's Volunteer Awards, Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, at the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin.

  • Each nomination must include three (3) documents:
    • A one-page typed narrative (Microsoft Word or PDF) submitted and signed by the nominator, including information that supports the nominee; nominations will not be accepted from a family member of a nominee.
    • Two one-page letters of support (Microsoft Word or PDF) describing why the nominee should receive the award
      • Letters of support written by two (2) separate individuals including each supporter’s personal signature
      • Letters of support will not be accepted from a family member or the nominee or the nominator
  • Individuals and groups may be nominated in only one category
  • Volunteer service must have been performed in Texas serving primarily Texans
  • You have the OPTION to submit up to two (2) photographs with your initial submission. Only if your nominee is selected will you be required to submit two (2) high resolution photos of the nominee: one headshot and one photo showing the nominee in service.

The deadline to submit nominations is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, March 31, 2017.
Electronic submissions using this system are preferred.  Submissions via fax (512-287-2039) will also be accepted.

Please note that if you are having trouble completing this online form you may need to use a different internet browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If you have questions you may send an e-mail to gva@onestarfoundation.org.

Winning nominators will be notified by phone before Monday, May 15, 2017.  Nominators will have the opportunity to notify their nominee.  All other nominators will be notified by mail before June 15, 2017. 

*Note:  If your nominee is selected for an award, you will be required to submit at least two high resolution photos of the nominee: one headshot and one photo showing the nominee in service. Information from nominations may be released to the media and to elected officials.

Thank you for your nomination - good luck!

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