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President's & Provost's Awards


2019-2020 Outstanding Student Awards

Self-nominations for the Outstanding Student Awards, including 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 one or more of the 2019-2020 Outstanding Student Awards! The award categories are:

  • President’s Award (Winner will be a student Spring 2020 Commencement speaker!)
  • Provost’s Award (Winner will be a student Spring 2020 Commencement speaker!)
  • Outstanding Service- Student Affairs 
  • Outstanding Student in the College of Business
  • Outstanding Student in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Outstanding Student in the College of Professional Studies
  • Outstanding Student in the School of Education
  • Outstanding Student in the School of Hospitality 

All awards are initiated through self-nomination. Please consider applying for these awards if you meet the criteria listed below.

The winners of the President’s and Provost’s Awards will be the featured student speakers during the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 15, 2020. The winner for each award category will receive their award at the Outstanding Student Awards Ceremony. 

In order to be selected for awards, you must be approved to graduate in Spring 2020 (or have graduated in Fall or Summer, 2019 for the Outstanding Students in the Colleges/Schools and Student Affairs Awards). To check the status of your Application to Graduate, run a degree progress report in your student hub. 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 graduation@msudenver.edu or 303-556-3991.

The nomination deadline for ALL materials, including letters of recommendation, is March 6, 2020 at midnight. The nominations must be submitted online utilizing the forms found in the links below. Within 2 -3 business days of submitting your nomination form, you should receive a confirmation email through the email address you provide on the nomination form (preferably your MSU Denver student email). If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2-3 business days, you are responsible for following up with Jamana Jamison in the Classroom to Career Hub at (303) 605-7031 to check on the status of your nomination. Failure to verify successful submission may result in disqualification.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

If you choose 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 the process, deadline, and verifying their letters have been submitted by the deadline—March 6, 2020 at midnight.

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

Note that recommendation letters are not required (or reviewed) if you are only nominating yourself for the Outstanding Student Award in your college/school. 

AWARD CATEGORIES CRITERIA

The selection criteria and nomination process for each of these prestigious awards is listed below. There must be no disciplinary record on file with the University or pending disciplinary action and a minimum of 30 MSU Denver hours completed or in progress to be considered for all award categories.

Neither incomplete nor late nominations will be accepted.

PRESIDENT’S AWARD & PROVOST’S AWARD CRITERIA

  • All undergraduate students who are graduating in the Spring 2020 semester are eligible to apply, provided they meet the below-listed criteria. 
  • Cumulative MSU Denver GPA is 3.75 or higher
  • Minimum of 30 academic credit hours completed at MSU Denver, or in progress
  • Outstanding achievements (personal and professional)
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Community service
  • University service (academic, departmental, and/or programmatic)
  • Honors/awards
  • Public speaking experience
  • 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- President's/Provost's Award

(note: Be sure to have recommendation letters submitted to support your nomination- please direct your recommendation letter writers to the recommendation letter link below)

OUTSTANDING SERVICE- STUDENT AFFAIRS AWARD CRITERIA

  • All undergraduate students who graduated in the Summer or Fall of 2019 OR who are graduating in the Spring 2020 semester are eligible to apply, provided they meet the below-listed criteria. 
  • Cumulative MSU Denver GPA is 3.5 or higher
  • Minimum of 30 academic credit hours completed at MSU Denver, or in progress
  • Outstanding achievements (personal and professional)
  • Significant contributions/service to a MSU Denver Student Affairs department or program
  • 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- Outstanding Service-Student Affairs 

(note: Be sure to have recommendation letters submitted to support your nomination- please direct your recommendation letter writers to the recommendation letter link below)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN THE COLLEGES/SCHOOLS AWARDS CRITERIA
(College of Business; College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences; College of Professional Studies; School of Education; School of Hospitality- Award category eligibility based on student's major(s))

  • All undergraduate students who graduated in the Summer or Fall of 2019 OR who are graduating in the Spring 2020 semester are eligible to apply, provided they meet the below-listed criteria. 
  • Cumulative MSU Denver GPA is 3.5 or higher
  • Minimum of 30 academic credit hours completed at MSU Denver, or in progress
  • Outstanding achievements (personal and professional)
  • Community service
  • Honors/awards
  • University service (academic, departmental, and/or programmatic) 
  • 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- Outstanding Student in the Colleges/Schools

 

RECOMMENDATION LETTER SUBMISSION FORM 
(President's/Provost's Award and Special Service- Student Affairs Only) 

REMINDERS

  • The nomination deadline for all materials, including letters of recommendation, is March 6, 2020 at midnight. 
  • Neither incomplete nor late nominations will be accepted.
  • You must have an approved graduation application on file to be selected for the award.
  • For the President's Award, Provost's Award, and Outstanding Service- Student Affairs, both letters of recommendation must be submitted before the deadline, March 6, 2020 at Midnight. 

Best of luck to you in your nomination for one of these prestigious awards!

 


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