CRITERIA: Student must have been admitted to an undergraduate or graduate degree program as of September 2016. Requires demonstration of unique contributions and sustained service that will leave a lasting impact on the University community, whether through student government, public service, organizational leadership, or a combination of several categories. Nominated students must be eligible to participate in the December 2016 or May 2017 commencement ceremonies.
Nominations Open: Jan. 23, 2017
DEADLINE: March 24, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Students, faculty, and staff of the AU community may nominate students for University Student Awards. We also accept and encourage self-nominations.
Please submit nominations to the nominee’s school/college Dean via the online form. You can edit nomination forms until the nomination deadline.
For the nomination form, we require basic student information, a list of key
achievements, a nomination narrative from the nominator, and supporting documents
(including a current resume and up to three letters of recommendation).
Other supporting materials may include examples of student work on and
off campus that show how the student meets the criteria of the award. Submit documents in PDF format.
Our system will notify student nominees of their nomination via email once the
nomination form is saved. Nominees will be able to upload additional
The nominator or student nominee should collect recommendation letters and upload them to the nomination
site. If recommenders prefer to keep their letters private, they may
submit them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination materials must reflect the criteria identified in the award. We discourage recommendation letters that intend to capture nominations for more than one award.
From this initial pool of nominations, the deans of CAS, Kogod, SIS, SOC, SPA, and WCL will select and forward two nominees to the Vice President of Campus Life.