Participants are chosen for excellence in their field as it relates to:
* Service to and advancement of WVU women (with particular attention to the relationship to excellence in one's chosen field).
* Outstanding achievements, awards, and other types of recognition (this could include community and civic involvement that has served and advanced women).
* Nominations/Applications will be active for three (3) years (for example, if a nomination/application is submitted for the 2017 award but does not win, the nomination/application will be reviewed in 2018 and 2019 as well). After that time, a new nomination/application must be submitted if the person is not chosen.