2013 Immigrant Journey Awards

2013 Immigrant Journey Awards Luncheon

America is the great country it is today because it was founded by individuals who became Americans by choice.  Their ideas, creativity, strengths and determination built a nation that continues to welcome and utilize the talents of those who are inspired by this country’s promise.  In turn, their achievements have become a source of inspiration to others.  Each year, Cowles & Thompson and sponsors will recognize and honor exceptional immigrant individuals who have chosen to make this country their home and who have demonstrated leadership in business, a chosen profession or in the civic arena at the Annual Immigrant Journey Awards Luncheon.

Cowles & Thompson, PLLC is seeking nominations for 2013 in the award categories listed below.  The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m., Monday,, February 25, 2013.  Self- nominations are welcome.  Click the links below to access the nomination materials in PDF or WORD format:

Click here for nomination application in PDF

Click here for nomination application in Word (versions 2007 or higher)

Click here for the scholarship application in Word (versions 2007 or higher)


Award Categories

Immigrant Entrepreneur Award – Honoring an immigrant business owner who has founded a highly successful business in DFW and who serves as a model and inspiration of success.
Immigrant Professional Excellence Award – Honoring an immigrant who has demonstrated significant professional achievements in their field and whose advancements in their field have positively impacted their profession or community.
Immigrant Spirit Award – Recognizing an immigrant civic leader or elected official who has contributed substantially to the community or the region.
Immigrant Advocate Award – Recognizing those who have made a positive impact on the lives of immigrants, and who advocates on behalf of immigrants. Nominee may be an individual, an organization, a business, a governmental or community entity, or a non-profit organization.

The American dream is founded upon individuals coming to this country to fulfill their lifelong hopes and wishes. Their imagination, innovation and perseverance has allowed them to achieve great success. These outstanding individuals will be recognized with The Journey Award, honoring exceptional immigrant individuals who are leaders of note in the DFW area. The presenting sponsor of this award ceremony is Cowles & Thompson, an immigration law firm. There are opportunities remaining to be a part of this special event with varying levels of sponsorship.

The 2013 Immigrant Journey Awards luncheon will be attended by many prominent individuals in the DFW area. Your business or organization has the opportunity to reach this client base by choosing one of the varying levels of sponsorship. Proceeds from this event will go towards the creation of The Badmus American Dream Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to a deserving high school student who is an American immigrant or first generation American. Information on each of the sponsorship levels can be found here. Thank you for your consideration, we do hope you choose to be a part of this special event and scholarship fund.

For information and photos of the previous Immigrant Journey Awards, click here.

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