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University Awards

Student Achievement Awards

2014 Student Achievement Awards Recipients

2014's Student Achievement Awards recipients.

CRITERIA: Student must have been admitted to an undergraduate degree program as of September 2015 and be a graduating senior participating in the December 2015 or May 2016 Commencement ceremonies. Requires demonstration of unique contributions as well as service benefiting the University community, whether through student government, public service, organizational leadership, or a combination of several categories. Each award includes $250 as part of the recognition. Specific criteria for each of these 10 named awards can be found by clicking on the link below or through the online application. 

Student Achievement Awards Criteria

History of Each Student Achievement Award

The 10 Student Achievement Awards are:

  •  Bruce Hughes Award
  •  Evelyn Swarthout Hayes Award
  •  Carlton Savage Award
  •  Fletcher Scholar Award
  •  Catheryn Seckler-Hudson Award
  •  Harold Johnson Award
  •  Charles C. Glover Award
  •  Kinsman-Hurst Award
  •  Charles W. Van Way Award
  •  Stafford H. Cassell Award

Nomination Process

Nominations Open: February 19, 2016

DEADLINE: March 18, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Nomination Instructions:

  1. Students, faculty, and staff of the AU community may nominate students for University Student Awards. We also accept and encourage self-nominations.
  2. Please submit nominations via the online form. You can edit nomination forms until the nomination deadline.
  3. For the nomination form, we require basic student information, a list of key achievements, a nomination narrative (letter), and supporting documents (including a current resume and up to three letters of recommendation). Other supporting materials may include examples of student work on and off campus that show how the student meets the criteria of the award. Submit documents in PDF format.
  4. Our system will notify student nominees of their nomination via email once the nomination form is saved. Nominees will be able to upload additional supporting materials.
  5. The nominator or student nominee should collect recommendation letters and upload them to the nomination site. If recommenders prefer to keep their letters private, they may submit them directly to
  6. Nomination materials must reflect the criteria identified in the award. We discourage recommendation letters that intend to capture nominations for more than one award.
  7. Nominate a student now! (Opens February 19, 2016)

Contact: Lisa Boms, Office of the Vice President of Campus Life,