Frequently Asked Questions


Who is ELIGIBLE to be nominated for a ccu40 award?

Any Coastal Bend resident, under the age of 40, that has shown extreme dedication and passion for their career and community. Winners must be under the age of 40 years old on the nomination deadline.

who can nominate INDIVIDUALS for the ccu40 award?

Anyone, no matter age or relationship… you can even nominate yourself!

Is there an Application fee?

No, applying and nominating are all FREE!

Who selects the honorees?

Our Steering Committee is constructed of 10 individuals who have previously been honored as CCU40 recipients. They go through all of the applications using an anonymous scoring process.

Where do the proceeds go?

Proceeds for the event are split between Texas A&M University’s-Corpus Christi Young Leader Endowment and a local non-profit organization.