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2021 Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award Apply now

2020 Awardee Mel Perves

Do you know a UNITY alumnus who should be recognized for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the Native American community? UNITY is accepting nominations for its prestigious Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year award. Application deadline is on June 18, 2021.


The purpose of the “Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year Award” is to recognize outstanding achievement by an individual among UNITY alumni.  An Alumni of UNITY is any individual who was actively a part of UNITY as a youth, advisor, trustee or staff that is over the age of 24. UNITY values the dedication of these individuals who embody the spirit of UNITY by giving back to the Native American community. In appreciation, UNITY will honor one such Alumnus or alumna this year during the 2021 National UNITY Conference on Tuesday, July 4, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.

Please note, only online submissions are accepted at this time.


Letters of Recommendation must be uploaded here to this form, and not sent in separately.
Only online materials submitted by this date will be reviewed and considered.
Application deadline is on June 18, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Mendoza at or 480-718-9793.