|(a) Deans of colleges of public affairs, public service and public administration at eligible institutions will each be invited to submit applications and supportive documentation for up to two applicants per year. Applications for the awards must be submitted to the committee each year by February 20 or if February 20 does not fall on a work date, the first working date thereafter. (b) The committee will rank applicants and select the recipients of awards for the following academic year. In determining student eligibility the committee shall consider at a minimum the following factors relating to each applicant: (1) academic ability and promise; (2) career plans; and (3) individual qualifications, with emphasis on leadership and communication skills. (c) The Commissioner will then announce award recipients to all participating institutions.