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Outstanding Student Awards


Nominations are NOW CLOSED for the Spring 2018 Outstanding Student Awards

Congratulations if you have been notified of your status as an exemplary student and have fulfilled the criteria to apply for one of the Spring 2018 Outstanding Student Awards! The award categories are:

  • President’s Award (Winner will be a student Spring 2018 Commencement speaker!)
  • Provost’s Award (Winner will be a student Spring 2018 Commencement speaker!)
  • Special Service – Student Affairs
  • Outstanding Student – College of Business
  • Outstanding Student – College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • Outstanding Student – College of Professional Studies
  • Outstanding Student – School of Education

All awards are initiated through self-nomination. Please consider applying for these awards if you meet the criteria listed below. The winner for each award category will receive their award at the Outstanding Student Awards Banquet on Monday, May 7, 2018. The winners of the President’s and Provost’s Awards will be the featured student speakers during the Spring 2018 Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11, 2018.

In order to be selected for an Outstanding Student Award, you must have submitted your Application to Graduate by the November 15, 2017 deadline and be approved to graduate. The process of reviewing Applications to Graduate has begun and will occur over the next several weeks. To check the status of your Application to Graduate, run a degree progress report in your student hub. If you have any questions regarding your graduation plan or eligibility to graduate, please discuss those questions with your academic advisor. If you have questions about your Application to Graduate, please contact the Office of the Registrar at graduation@msudenver.edu or 303-556-3991.

The nomination deadline for ALL materials, including letters of recommendation (if applicable), is Friday, February 23, 2018 at Midnight. The nominations must be submitted online utilizing the forms found in the links below. Within two - three (2 - 3) business days of submitting your nomination form, you should receive a confirmation email through the email address you provide on the nomination form (preferably your MSU Denver student email). If you do not receive a confirmation email, you are responsible for following up with the Dean of Students office at 303-615-0220 to check on the status of your nomination. Failure to verify successful submission may result in disqualification.

 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

If you choose to apply for the President’s Award, the Provost’s Award, or the Special Service – Student Affairs Award, you will need two (2) letters of recommendation from MSU Denver faculty or staff in support of your nomination (find specific award criteria below). You are responsible for communicating with the faculty/staff writing recommendations on your behalf about the process, deadline, and verifying their letters have been submitted by the deadline—Friday, February 23, 2018 at Midnight. Please direct the individuals writing letters of recommendation on your behalf to submit their recommendation through the Letter of Recommendation link.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

The selection criteria and nomination process for each of these prestigious awards is listed below. There must be no disciplinary record on file with the University or pending disciplinary action and a minimum of 30 MSU Denver hours completed, or in progress, to be considered for all award categories.

Neither incomplete nor late nominations will be accepted.

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARD & PROVOST’S AWARD CRITERIA

  • All undergraduate students who are graduating in the Spring 2018 semester are eligible to apply
  • Cumulative MSU Denver GPA is 3.75 or higher
  • Minimum of 30 academic credit hours completed at MSU Denver, or in progress
  • Outstanding Achievements (personal and professional)
  • Superior Academic Achievement
  • Community Service
  • University Service (Academic, Departmental, and/or Programmatic)
  • Honors/Awards
  • Public Speaking Experience
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation submitted by MSU Denver faculty/staff on your behalf (include the first and last names and the corresponding departments of your two recommendations in your self-nomination form)
  • Your Resume and/or CV (submit via your self-nomination form)
  • A brief essay (750 words or less) articulating how you meet the award criteria (submit via your self-nomination form)

President’s Award and Provost’s Award Self-Nomination Form – Spring 2018

Letter of Recommendation Form - Spring 2018

 

SPECIAL SERVICE – STUDENT AFFAIRS AWARD CRITERIA

  • All undergraduate students who are graduating in the Spring 2018 semester, or have graduated in Summer 2017 or Fall 2017, are eligible to apply
  • Cumulative MSU Denver GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Outstanding Achievements
  • Significant Contributions / Service to a Student Affairs department or program
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation submitted by MSU Denver faculty/staff on your behalf (include the first and last names and the corresponding departments of your two recommendations in your self-nomination form)
  • Your Resume/CV (submit via your self-nomination form)
  • A brief essay (750 words or less) articulating how you meet the award criteria (submit via your self-nomination form)

Special Service – Student Affairs Award Self-Nomination Form – Spring 2018 

Letter of Recommendation Form - Spring 2018

 

OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARDS CRITERIA

The College of Business, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, College of Professional Studies, and the School of Education each select one current student to receive this award.

  • All undergraduate students who are graduating in the Spring 2018 semester, or have graduated in Summer 2017 or Fall 2017, are eligible to apply
  • Cumulative MSU Denver GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Outstanding Achievements
  • Community Service
  • Honors/Awards
  • University Service (Academic, Departmental, and/or Programmatic)
  • Your Resume/CV (submit via your self-nomination form)
  • A brief essay (750 words or less) articulating how you meet the award criteria (submit via your self-nomination form)

Outstanding Student Awards – Self-Nomination Form – Spring 2018

 

REMINDERS

  • The nomination deadline for all materials, including letters of recommendation, is Friday, February 23, 2018 at Midnight.
  • Neither incomplete nor late nominations will be accepted.
  • You must have an approved graduation application on file to be selected for the award.

Best of luck to you in your nomination for one of these prestigious awards!

 


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