OASL is proud to sponsor this recognition program for the outstanding student leaders in Ohio. All parts of our society have some type of program to recognize outstanding efforts. We believe it is important to call attention to those students in Ohio schools that give of their time and talents for their school and community. Each nominated student will be recognized as an All-Ohio Outstanding Student Leader.

Student leaders are special people. They are givers who care about others. Within this group is a smaller group that goes beyond what is required. These are the students who stay that extra hour, who work harder, who say "thanks" more often, who lead by example, and are respected by their teachers and peers. These outstanding leaders are in your school and deserve to be singled out for recognition. We want you to select your outstanding leaders and OASL will recognize them.


To aid you in the selection of the Outstanding Student Leader, we have developed criteria for you to consider. The standards are high, but we believe it is necessary to recognize the truly outstanding students. Some years you may have members that qualify and other years you will have none. Our goal is to permit you to be the judge. You decide on the individual(s) and as long as they meet all the requirements and you fulfill the guidelines, they will be honored as All-Ohio Outstanding Student Leaders. It is our hope that you will select only those people that represent a standard of excellence that puts them above the crowd. Their leadership and guidance have brought new direction, insight, and imagination into your group/club/school. In addition, their presence has made the difference because of their years of service.

When using the official application you will be required to fill out general contact information about the student(s) and your school. The nominator must also write a brief profile (max of 250 words) highlighting the honors and activities of the nominee. Be sure the paragraph is well composed as it could be used in a special publication honoring the All-Ohio Outstanding Student Leaders. All nominations must be submitted via the electronic form on our website.

Criteria For Selection

The following criteria must be observed when selecting which and how many students to nominate for the All-Ohio Outstanding Student Leader Award:

  • Junior high/middle schools and high schools are eligible to submit students for the All-Ohio Outstanding Student Leader Award
  • Schools submitting students must be current members of the Ohio Association of Student Leaders.
  • Students must be members of a school group/club/activity/team for the year they are nominated.
  • The number of students eligible to be honored from your group will be based on the following table:
Group Membership Students Eligible
0-10 Members One Student
11-20 Members Two Students
21-30 Members Three Students
31-40 Members Four Students
41 or More Members Five Students


If you need more than the allowable nominations, OASL may grant you an increase. If you desire such an increase, you must submit a written request indicating the number you need and the reasons why you believe an increase is justified. Your written request for an increase must be received by February 18, 2022. Complete the Official Nomination form for each student.