University Awards

President's Award

2014 Presidents Award Recipient

2014 President's Award recipient Alexis Dobbs (CAS '14).

CRITERIA: The President's Award is the highest award for undergraduate students and is presented to a graduating senior whose accomplishments over the course of his/her undergraduate years are truly exceptional and reflect the highest ideals of American University. The President's Award winner receives $1000 and an engraved medal which are presented at the recipient's Commencement ceremony.

Nominees will have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, integrity, selflessness, leadership, and service to the Washington, D.C. community. He/she will have contributed significantly to building community and promoting the understanding and acceptance of cultural and racial diversity on the AU campus.

In addition, the nominees will meet the following criteria:

  1. Undergraduate senior eligible to participate in graduation who will be present at the May 2015 commencement ceremony
  2. Eligible for Latin Honors:
    (a) Achievement of a minimum 3.67 cumulative grade point average and a semester GPA of 3.67 (for the most recent completed semester)
    (b) Completion of at least 60 credit hours required for the degree in residence at American University with no more than 15 credit hours taken pass-fail
  3. Currently in good community standing
  4. Letter of support (self-nominations are acceptable with requisite letter of support)

Nomination Process

Any member of the University community may nominate a graduating senior. Materials should be sent directly to the Office of the President using the online form.

DEADLINE: March 20, 2015 at 5 p.m. to the Office of the President (attention: Leslie Wong)

To nominate a student, fill out the nomination form through the AU portal. Your nomination forms can be saved and edited until the nomination deadline.

If you have questions about submitting a nomination, please contact Leslie Wong, Office of the President, 202-885-2143 or