Nominating a Mentor

Thank you for nominating a mentor for our

10th annual Inspire Awards event!

The 2019 Inspire Awards, presented by Verizon, will be held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday, February 21st, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Each year, approximately 500 business representatives and community leaders attend to celebrate a mentor that has impacted their lives or the lives of others.

Nominations are now open and will close on January 27th, 2019.  Five finalists will be selected in each of the seven categories and announced on Tuesday, February 5th.   All nominees and nominators will receive discounted Inspire tickets.  Finalists receive a complimentary ticket and two additional discounted tickets.

Eligibility Rules:

  • College Mentors for Kids staff, board members, committee members and college student volunteers are not eligible to win an Inspire Award.
  • Mentors of the Year from previous years are not eligible. Finalists and nominees from previous years ARE eligible.
  • Selection committee members with a connection to a nominee will excuse themselves from scoring/discussion of that nomination.