• Nominee must be single and a female high school senior.
  • Nominee must be between 17-18 years of age.
  • Nominee must live in Tallahassee, Florida or surrounding areas.
  • Nominee must be currently enrolled in a high school of Leon County or surrounding areas.
  • Nominee must be in good academic standing.
  • Nominee must provide proof of at least 50 hours of community service.
  • Nominee should be an exemplary role model who people of all ages and backgrounds can look upon to emulate Christ’s character.
  • Required documentation for nominee must be submitted with initial application.
  • Honoree must be present at the gala and agrees to be photographed. Photographs will be used for promotion.
  • Nominee application must be accurate, honest, and forthright.
  • Judging Committee shall be independent and a representative will notify all finalists.
  • All identifying information—including but not limited to city, state, name, and address—will not be available to the judging committee, so as not to impact any decisions.
  • The P:31 Women’s Ministry, TWCG, and Oasis Christian Center assumes no liability in case of injury, inaccurate data retrieval; and applicant releases P:31 Women’s Ministry, TWCG, Oasis Christian Center and all parties involved from any liability, as such.


  • $500 to $1,000 Scholarship (subject to sponsorship donations)
  • Formal Award Presentation
  • Featured Recognition
  • …and more!


Can I submit more than one nomination?

If you know more than one high school senior who is excelling academically, despite challenges and oppositions, and has a story worth highlighting, you are very welcome to submit more than one nomination. The judging committee does not know how many nominees any one applicant has submitted, nor does it positively or negatively affect the outcome in any way.

Should the nominee be attending a college or trade school in the fall of 2020?

Yes. The nominee must submit proof of college or trade school admission.

Does the nominee have to live in Tallahassee, Florida?

Yes. The nominee must live in Tallahassee, Florida or surrounding areas.

Can the nominee be home schooled?

Yes. The nominee can be home schooled as long as academic proof is provided with application.

Submission Deadline: April 17, 2020 by 5 p.m.


  • Nominee Information

    In the fields below, please provide details about the person being nominated for the Rise Above Award.
    NOTE: If selected, nominee will have to submit an official high school transcript to 3220 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311. Attention: Rise Above Award Committee