||Diana and Winston Cherry are active members of the local community who have a keen interest in supporting Indigenous students at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Their intention is to recognize and support students who are committed to both their studies and the Indigenous student community and who may, one day, be leaders in the greater Indigenous community.
This award, by nomination only, is open to all full-time and part-time students, both undergraduates and graduates, who self-identify as Indigenous persons. At the time of their nomination, students must be meeting all current academic program requirements.
Candidates must be serious about their studies, and also be interested and caring members of Laurier's Indigenous student community, with which they will be actively involved. The ideal candidate is concerned with cultural heritage issues, and demonstrates enthusiasm, collegiality, and a caring spirit.
In addition, the ideal candidate demonstrates an eagerness to develop the skills to one day assume a position of leadership, mentorship and/or responsibility in the wider Indigenous community.