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Apply for the Fall 2021 President’s Award and Provost’s Award!

Self-nominations for the President’s Award and Provost’s Award are now open! 

Congratulations if you have been notified of your status as an exemplary student and have fulfilled the criteria to apply for the President’s and Provost’s Awards! The winners of these two awards will serve as speakers for our Fall 2021 Commencement event. 

Allawardsare initiated through self-nomination. Please consider applying for theseawardsif you meet the criteria listed below. 

The winners of the President’s and Provost’s Awards will be the featured student speakers for the Fall 2021 Commencement event. Winners will be announced the week of November 1st, 2021. Please note: winners will be asked to schedule interviews and photography with the University events team during the period of November 8th-18th. Please mark these important dates in the event that you are selected as the winner.

In order to be selected for awards, you must be approved to graduate in Fall 2021, or have completed your degree during the Summer 2021 semester. To check the status of your Application to Graduate, run a degree progress report in your studenthub. 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 [email protected] or 303-556-3991. 

The nomination deadline for ALL materials, including letters of recommendation, is October 8, 2021 at midnight. The nominations must be submitted online via the form found in the link below. Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION 

To apply for the President’s and Provost’s Awards, 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 MSU Denver faculty and/or staff writing recommendations on your behalf about this process, and for verifying their letters have been submitted by the deadline— October 8, 2021 at midnight. 

Please direct the individuals writing letters of recommendation on your behalf to submit their recommendation through the letter of recommendation link.  

 PRESIDENT’S AWARD & PROVOST’S AWARD DETAILS: 

Award Criteria:

  • Undergraduate students who graduated in Summer 2021 semester or are graduating in the Fall 2021 semester are eligible to apply
  • Cumulative MSU Denver GPA must be 3.75 or higher or higher
  • Minimum of 30 academic credit hours must have been completed at MSU Denver, or be in progress
  • Superior academic achievement, community service, University service (academic, departmental, and/or programmatic) and/or other honors/awards should be described in application materials
  • Public speaking experience

Additional Criteria:

  • 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)

SELF-NOMINATION FORM

Submit your self-nomination form now!

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Be sure to ask faculty/staff to submit your letters of recommendation by the deadline!

REMINDERS: 

  • The nomination deadlinefor all materials is OCTOBER 8, 2021 at midnight.
  • Neither incomplete nor late nominations will be accepted.
  • You musthave an approved graduation application on file to be selected for the award.
  • Both letters of recommendation must be submitted before the deadline, OCTOBER 8, 2021 at midnight.

Best of luck to you in your nomination for one of these prestigious awards! Please contact Katie Joyce with any questions.

Past Award Recipients