Student Leadership Awards

The Student Leadership Awards celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. There are awards for student employees, residence halls, and student organizations. Please read the award descriptions below for the requirements of each award.

The current student award recipients are available online, as well as student award archives dating back to 2005.

Nomination Deadline

Nominations for the 2014 Student Leadership Awards are now closed.  Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations!

Award Descriptions & Nomination Forms

President's Award for Leadership

Requirements

  • Be an undergraduate student in good academic and conduct standing.
  • Be enrolled at Michigan Tech during the current academic year

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  • Student nominees must write an essay describing the leadership activities which they have been involved in at Michigan Tech. The essay should demonstrate the level of leadership and magnitude of their accomplishments on the organization(s) which they have been involved, as well as the University community. The essay should also define how these leadership opportunities and experiences have impacted them personally. Leadership involvement can include scholarly endeavors, co-curricular service, community service, and religious and/or philanthropic activities.
  • Student nominees must also submit a current resume.
  • Recipient of award will receive $1,000.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service

Requirements

  • Be an undergraduate student in good academic and conduct standing.
  • Be enrolled at Michigan Tech during the current academic year

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  • Student nominees must write an essay describing the volunteer/community services they have been involved in while enrolled as a Michigan Tech student. The essay should demonstrate how that experience has benefited those served, as well as them personally. The service may have been performed at Michigan Tech or the larger community, and can include community service, religious and/or philanthropic organizations. This award is designed to recognize students demonstrating leadership, engagement in community, and a commitment to service.
  • Student nominees must also submit a current resume.
  • Recipient of award will receive $1,000.

Percy Julian Award

Requirements

  • Be an enrolled, full-time undergraduate student at Michigan Tech.
  • Had a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better at the end of the Fall semester of the current academic year.
  • Display outstanding leadership accomplishments which promote diversity, social equality, or racial/ethnic and cultural understanding at Michigan Tech.

Outstanding Future Alumni Award

This award recognizes the contribution of a student volunteer who supports the Alumni Association’s mission of “Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections.”  Consideration will be given to students who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the success of an existing Tech tradition such as K-Day, Pep Band, Homecoming activities, Spring Fling, Oozeball, Parade of Nations, Winter Carnival, Broomball, Alumni Reunion, OR students who create a new tradition!

 

Requirements

  • Be an enrolled, full-time Michigan Tech student in good conduct and academic standing.
  • Be enrolled at Michigan Tech during the current academic year.
  • Be actively involved in a Tech tradition.
  • Recipient of award will receive $500.

Exceptional Community Service Project

Requirements

  • Be an enrolled, full-time Michigan Tech student in good conduct and academic standing or an officially registered student organization.
  • Service project has enhanced the quality of life and made a significant improvement to the community. 

Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader

Requirements

  • Be an enrolled, full-time Michigan Tech student in good conduct and academic standing.
  • Be actively involved and enthusiastic in campus activities.
  • Demonstrate initiative and flexibility.

Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance

Requirements

  • Be an enrolled, full-time Michigan Tech student in good conduct and academic standing.
  • Have held a past or present leadership position in a student governance body.
  • Represent the entire constituency fairly and accurately.
  • Have made significant improvements to the organization and community.

Exceptional Program of the Year

Requirements

  • Be a student or recognized student organization sponsored event.
  • Made a positive impact on Michigan Tech's community.
  • Includes, but not limited to, fundraising, diversity, educational, or social activities.
  • Projects and activities that are designed to accommodate or effect, and are open to the entire Michigan Tech student population.

Most Improved Student Organization

Requirements

  • Be an officially registered student organization through Student Activities.
  • Have made significant improvement during the current academic year.

Provost's Award for Scholarship

Requirements

Each academic department nominates one student to represent their department as its Departmental Scholar. From the collective departments, one student is selected to receive this award.

The Provost’s Award for Scholarship is given to a senior who best represents student scholarship at Michigan Tech. This outstanding student is considered excellent not only by academic standards, but also for participation in research scholarship activity, levels of intellectual curiosity, creativity, and communication skills.

Rising Star of the Year

Requirements

  • Be an enrolled, full-time, undergraduate (1st or 2nd year) Michigan Tech student in good conduct and academic standing.
  • Show great potential for leadership.
  • Attempt to develop themselves personally in everything they do.

Student Employee of the Year

Requirements

  • Be an enrolled, full-time Michigan Tech student in good conduct and academic standing.
  • Be employed on campus for at least one semester.
  • Show responsibility, dependability, and follow-through on tasks.
  • Show initiative and perseverance above and beyond their responsibilities.
  • Be able to successfully balance academic work with employment duties.

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Requirements

  • Be a registered advisor of a registered organization through Student Activities.
  • Participate and motivate the organization's membership.
  • Be respected by members of the organization.

Student Organization of the Year

Requirements

  • Be an officially registered student organization through Student Activities.
  • Accomplished goals set for the current academic year.
  • Made an exceptional and significant impact on Michigan Tech's Community.
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