Sam Walton Fellows of the Year


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

Nomination Material 

  • Letter of endorsement from your academic institution's president, dean or department chair 
  • Maximum of five letters of endorsement from current Enactus team members
  • Two letters of recommendation from Enactus alumni


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.


Click here to submit your nomination material

Selection Process

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


Submission Open: September 1, 2021
Deadline: February 15, 2022 at 8 am CDT
Team Notification: March 1, 2022
Winner Announced:  During the US National Expo