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Texas Leadership Awards

Outstanding Texas Leader

An Outstanding Texas Leader exemplifies the leadership spirit of John Ben Shepperd, who believed that all Texans have a responsibility to serve their state. Nominees must demonstrate leadership while exhibiting character and high standards of ethics. Factors weighed include scope, significance, reach, and impact of accomplishments as a volunteer, elected official, educator, philanthropist, business leader, religious leader, etc.

Nomination form for the 2019 Outstanding Texas Leader award.


Outstanding Local Leader

An Outstanding Local Leader exemplifies the leadership spirit of John Ben Shepperd, who believed that all Texans have a responsibility to serve their local communities. Nominees must demonstrate leadership while exhibiting character and high standards of ethics. Factors weighed include scope, significance, reach and impact of accomplishments as a volunteer, elected official, educator, philanthropist, business leader, religious leader, etc., in community or state affairs.

Nomination form for the 2019 Outstanding Local Leader award.


Shepperd Pathfinder

The Shepperd Pathfinder award recognizes young Texas leaders. John Ben Shepperd believed in encouraging young people to “get off the sidelines” and learn to contribute early in their careers. Nominees must demonstrate leadership and high standards of ethics while serving as a volunteer, elected official, educator, philanthropist, business leader, religious leader, etc.

Nomination form for the 2019 Shepperd Pathfinder award.


Shepperd Trailblazer

Nomination form for the 2019 Shepperd Trailblazer award.

The nominee must be a Texas high school junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a record of demonstrated leadership in school or community settings.


Recent Award Winners

Take a look at our recent award winners.