In Rising Leader



The Joe Curley Rising Leader Award program is intended to identify and honor up-and-coming FPRA members who demonstrate emerging leadership traits along with dedicated, active involvement in FPRA chapter activities, programs, functions and events. The goal of the award is to help recognize personal dedication and engagement of members with two to five years of membership, and to help build a healthy leadership stream at the chapter level.

The recipient of the Joe Curley Rising Leader Award receives a $500 cash award and a $1,000 FPRA state credit that can be used for state professional development seminars, workshops, or Annual Conference and for costs associated with conference.

All finalists for the award receive a $150 professional development scholarship fund credit that can be used for professional growth, which includes FPRA membership, the APR study course and exam and FPRA Annual Conference, and a certificate naming them as part of that year’s “Rising Leader Class.”

In addition, three scholarships will also be made available to members of the current year’s Joe Curley Rising Leader Class.

First, a scholarship to participate in the current year’s LeadershipFPRA class will be provided to one Rising Leader Class member. This scholarship will also include a $500 stipend for travel costs associated with the LeadershipFPRA Program. The scholarship will be determined by invitation, and the formal selection criteria of the LeadershipFPRA Program.

Scholarships will also be made available to current year Rising Leader Class members to achieve their APR (one scholarship) or their CPRC (one scholarship). Selections will be made via Joe Curley Rising Leader Award applications as reviewed by the Rising Leader Award selection committee.

This year’s nomination form is available and is due to do your home chapter by March 31. Each chapter will then select one member to represent their chapter as their Joe Curley Rising Leader Class Member. The deadline for chapter boards to submit their class member is April 30.

For more information and past award recipients, visit the Joe Curley Rising Leader Award page.

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