SOURCE: Bentley University

November 18, 2008 08:30 ET

Bentley University Honors Future Leaders in 5th Annual Tomorrow25 International Leadership Competition

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Bentley University is accepting nominations for its fifth annual Tomorrow25 international leadership competition. Recognizing exemplary high school juniors from around the world, the program honors students who demonstrate initiative, citizenship, technological savvy, cultural awareness, social responsibility and a commitment to acting as a positive role model in their communities or schools.

Launched in 2005, the Tomorrow25 program brings together accomplished young individuals from across the U.S. and around the world who convene at the Bentley Leadership Forum on April 16, 2009, presented in cooperation with TIME magazine. At the conference, students interact with high-profile business leaders and are recognized individually at a luncheon ceremony. The Tomorrow25 group also appears in a national advertisement in TIME magazine as part of Bentley's national campaign.

Tomorrow25 nominations are accepted from business and community leaders, teachers, school administrators, and guidance counselors. Nominations from family members cannot be accepted. Once nominated, the Tomorrow25 are selected by an international advisory board established by Bentley.

The deadline for submitting nominations is January 15, 2009. The Bentley Tomorrow25 Committee will review all nominations and notify the top 50 finalists by January 25. Then the Tomorrow25 Advisory Board will review the completed files for the final 50 candidates and select the top 25 students by March 2009.

Students selected for the Tomorrow25 have:

--  Demonstrated initiative and leadership in their schools, communities
    or organizations and made a positive impact through their efforts.
--  Consistently shown good citizenship, ethical behavior, social
    responsibility and character.
--  Excelled academically.
--  Demonstrated specific accomplishments with new technologies, global
    culture, arts or sciences, and/or related professional interests.

"Bentley is committed to encouraging and developing the leaders of tomorrow," said Jeffrey Wright, chairman of the Tomorrow25 committee. "We recognize there are many high school students from around the world making a lasting impact on their communities, and we want to shine the spotlight on these exceptional young people."

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BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is a leader in business education. Centered on teaching and research in business and related professions, Bentley blends the breadth and technological strength of a university with the core values and student focus of a close-knit campus.

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