Fifty For The Future® 2012 Student Application


Thank you for considering yourself as a nominee for the 2012 Fifty For The Future® Award program. We are excited to have you participate in this prestigious program!

The annual Fifty For The Future® Celebration recognizes exceptional students with interests in technology and having demonstrated its application in innovative ways. Awardees of the Fifty For The Future® Celebration receive encouragement and recognition by showcasing their talent and providing access to business leaders in the technology field.

To ensure your self-nomination is presented in the best possible light for the judging process, we would like to provide you a brief overview of the nomination process:

  • Please note your graduation date cannot be earlier than October 1, 2012 for this application.
  • Fifty For The Future® nominees will be evaluated on several key attributes. These important attributes include innovative contributions, critical thinking, written and oral abilities, leadership skills, and community and school involvement. During the judging process, the nominee’s name or school will not be revealed to the judges unless the information is submitted in the descriptive attribute text boxes on the application. We recommend you only submit your name and your school’s name in the specific text boxes designated to keep the judging process anonymous.

  • The only view our judges will have into your achievements and abilities will be through your answers on the nominee application.

  • Therefore it is vitally important your answers are complete and concise. The judges will carefully review and make their decisions on all the information you provide in the application form. The information on your application will need to be reviewed and endorsed by a faculty member from your current school. We recommend you work with your faculty member to assure that all information provided in the application is complete and accurate.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to submit them to

Thank you for your participation in this year’s prestigious 2012 Fifty For The Future® Award program. We wish you the best during the judging process.

William R. Waas
Illinois Technology Foundation

Illinois Technology Foundation Partner Sites
Student Tech Club
Center For Innovative Thinking