Jack Kahl Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for the Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellows of the Year


This award honors the Sam Walton Fellows from two colleges/universities who have done the most to advance the entire Enactus organization during the current academic year, who have made outstanding contributions to Enactus students and the team on their campus, including helping students with career placement. Only one nomination per college/university will be allowed.


Applicants must submit the following information via email: 

  • A cover page including the name of the award, the college/university name and the name of the nominee.
  • Letter from the president of the college or university, or from the dean/department chair explaining reasons the Sam Walton Fellow deserves this award.
  • Maximum of five letters of endorsement from current Enactus team members
  • Two letters of recommendation from Enactus Alumni.

All documents should be emailed to Tiffany Haney at thaney@enactus.org.


The recipients will each receive a plaque, and a fully paid trip (including accommodations and airfare) to the Enactus World Cup during the current academic year, courtesy of an endowed contribution made by the adult children of former Enactus Chairman of the Board, Mr. Jack Kahl. This award will be presented at the Enactus National Exposition.

Selection Process

Jack Kahl and Dan Shewmaker, son of the late Jack Shewmaker, will review the applications and select the two recipients.