I am pleased to announce the launch of the annual University Awards process. The continued dedication and hard work of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff make AU a better place to live, work, and study, and I encourage you to recognize those persons who have made exceptional contributions by nominating them for a university award.
Awards are accompanied by cash prizes at the following levels:
$250 to $1,000 for student awards
$750 for staff awards (not to exceed $5,000 for a group award)
$2,000 to $5,000 for faculty awards
The main changes this year are minor updates to the student awards:
requiring that all student award winners be on track to graduate in May
incorporating the vice provost of graduate studies and research and the vice provost of undergraduate studies into the review process for the outstanding scholarship awards
changing the structure of the Outstanding Scholarship at the Graduate Level award—so that one recipient is a master’s degree candidate and the other is a doctoral degree candidate
We continue to make important strides in every sector of campus. I invite you to help us to acknowledge those persons whose commitment to AU is worthy of recognition.
AU's strategic plan, Leadership for a Changing World, outlines goals and objectives for the next decade at American University. Visit american.edu/strategicplan for more information. (myAU.american.edu login required for some documents)