Students who believe they are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply. Students are encouraged to fill out the application to be considered and nominations are also welcome. Students, faculty, and staff may also be nominated for an award.

The nomination period opens on September 1, 2019. The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2019. 

The application period opens on September 1, 2019. The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2019.

Please note, all portions of the student application, including the letter of reference, are due by the November 15th deadline. Applicants should note that their reference cannot submit his/her letter of recommendation until after the application is submitted; applicants should submit their application with enough time for recommenders to submit their letter before the deadline. Students can only apply for one award. After student nominations are received, the student being nominated will receive a request to complete the award application by the November 15th deadline. Faculty and staff that are being nominated are not required to complete the separate application.

Recipients will receive a monetary award and special recognition at an awards banquet in February.

Student Applications

Any student that meets the criteria may apply. Please complete the following steps:

  • Fill out online application – students can only apply for one award
  • Attach the essay that corresponds to the award
  • Attach resume
  • Request letter of reference



Faculty, staff, and students may make nominations. Please complete the nomination form. You may nominate an individual for one award only.


If you have questions, please email or call 205-348-6275.