The Rising Stars & Stripes Award Program

It is with great honor and appreciation that we, Carolinas Freedom Foundation, offer one of our highest distinctions to young professionals, 40 years old and younger, the Rising Stars Award.

The Rising Stars Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated the following principles in extraordinary ways.

• Patriotism                                                             • Leadership

• Community                                                          • Industry

• Honor                                                                    • Selfless Service


Nominees must be under 40 years of age on April 30, 2018.Rising Stars & Stripes Award for Under 40 Charlotte residents from the Carolinas Freedom Foundation.

  • Resident of North Carolina
  • Resident of South Carolina
  • Past winners are not eligible to win a second time.

Tips for Nomination:

The more detail you can provide within this form, the better.

Answer all the questions within a Word document first, and then copy and paste your responses into this web form.

This will allow you to keep a copy of your answers for your files, as we cannot provide a copy of your answers.

The online form will not allow you to save and return to finish later.

It will also time out. Nomination deadline is 11:55pm on April 30, 2018. The Carolinas Freedom Foundation will only accept nominations submitted through the online system and will not accept any supplemental materials.


Do you know a young person that stands out in the crowd? Do you know a young professional who displays extraordinary leadership, selfless service, and pride for bettering their community? Do you know an outstanding young patriot? If so, we’d love for you to nominate them for the Rising Stars Award.

Rising Stars & Stripes Submission Form

Rising Stars & Stripes Submission Form


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Please be as detailed as you can when you answer these questions. This is the part where you can really tell the story of your nominee and why he/she deserves to be recognized in our 2018 Rising Stars & Stripes Award program!