Each year three individual awards are presented at MICA. To nominate someone for one of these awards please send an email
to the CIC with the following attached in PDF form: a short biography, résumé, and three letters of recommendation describing why this candidate should win the award. You may also send these items by mail. Please make sure your nominee meets the criteria below. You can find a list of past MICA winners here
The annual MICA event recognizes the many contributions of the international community in the Charlotte-region, including the corporate philanthropy of three foreign-owned firms and civic contributions of three individual awardees.
Who is eligible for the Richard Vinroot International Achievement Award
Vinroot nominees have worked for the continued internationalization of Charlotte and our region. They must have contributed to efforts to improve the international community here and/or helped others abroad and they must have a record of outstanding service to the greater Charlotte community. This award can go to a group, individual, or a specific program held by an organization/business.
Who is eligible for the Patrick McCrory International Entrepreneur Award
McCrory Award nominees are business men and women who are naturalized US citizens and start a business in Charlotte-Mecklenburg or who live in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and moved their business to our metro region. We highly encourage the consideration of candidates who also demonstrate outstanding community service, but the primary qualification is that the candidate be an entrepreneur who has made lasting contributions to the Charlotte community through his or her business activities.
Who is eligible for the Global Leader Award
Global Leader Award nominees are individuals who embody the spirit of Charlotte’s Global significance. They display strong leadership in Charlotte’s international community and cultivate awareness of the growing diversity of Charlotte. Furthermore, they have evolved from leaders in their respective cultural community to become leaders of the Charlotte community at large.