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Student Leadership Awards and Scholarships
The Office of Student Activities sponsors a Student Leadership Awards program. Every year a Student Leadership Awards Ceremony is held. This program honors UCM students nominated for their leadership. There are five types of student leadership awards. Nominations are available in a pdf format by clicking on the title of each award. Questions about eligibility may be directed to the Beth Rutt, Director of the Student Activities 660-543-4007.
There are many types of student leaders on our campus and the Student Activities staff does not personally have contact with all of these students. Students nominated for the Certificate of Recognition as Outstanding Student Leaders need not be members of a student organization nor maintain a minimum GPA requirement.
- Be an exemplary student.
- Take an active role in his/her academic and/or extracurricular involvement.
- Make Central a better community through his/her contributions.
Student Activities is coordinating nominations for the Programmers Hall of Fame Award. Both individual students and student organizations are eligible for this award. Students and organizations nominated for this award should best exemplify the ideals of presenting educational, recreational, cultural or entertaining programs for the University community. The following criteria have been established for this award and nominations are invited from students and advisors of the University of Central Missouri recognized student organizations
Eligibility for Individual Students
Currently enrolled University of Central Missouri students who are members of at least one recognized student organization may be nominated. Students must have carried at least six credits during both the fall and spring semesters, have a minimum grade point average of 2.25, and be in good academic standing. Questions about eligibility may be directed to the Director of Student Activities. Any member of the University community may nominate individuals for this award.
Eligibility for Student Organizations
Student organizations which are nominated must have been in existence at least one academic year, be registered with the Student Activities, and in good standing with the University. Questions about eligibility may be directed to the Director of Student Activities. Any member of the University community may nominate an organization for this award.
The criteria for selection will be especially distinguished service or achievement which demonstrably improved campus programming during the academic year. For an individual student, this service or achievement should exceed the normal duties of any position the student may hold. For a student organization, this service or achievement should demonstrate exceptional programming efforts beyond the ordinary. The relationship between the purpose of the program and the mission of the organization will also be evaluated.
Student Activities is sponsoring an Advisor of the Year Award to be given to a student organization advisor for exemplary service. The following criteria have been established for this award and nominations are invited from student organization members.
University of Central Missouri faculty and staff members who are listed as an advisor of a recognized student organization may be nominated. People who have student organization advising responsibilities as part of their employment duties are not eligible for this award. Questions about eligibility may be directed to the Director of Student Activities. Any member of a recognized student organization may nominate someone for this award.
The criteria for selection will be achievement "above and beyond the call of duty." Such distinguished service could be significant activity or a pattern of exemplary service over the advisor's year(s) at Central while advising a student organization(s). Selection will be based on the quality of the information submitted not on the number of nominations submitted for an individual.
Nominations should be submitted on the attached form. All of the information requested must be supplied. Persons nominated will be notified prior to the Leadership Awards Program. The recipient will be announced at the Leadership Awards Program. Questions about this award or the Leadership Awards Program may be directed to the Director of Student Activities, University Union 217, or call 543-4007.
Helen Gilbert served University of Central Missouri as the Director of the University Union and later became Director of Student Activities. During her tenure at Central, she had a strong interest in the development of student leaders and has established this scholarship as a way to honor outstanding individuals in the area of campus and community leadership. The Helen Gilbert Leadership Scholarship provides a $500.00 scholarship to an undergraduate student who will be returning to the University of Central Missouri for the fall semester following her/his selection.
- Student must be a Junior at the time of the application with a minimum of two semesters remaining until graduation
- Attend the University of Central Missouri for the fall semester following selection.
- Possess a GPA of 2.7 or better.
- Show a dedication to leadership in the area of campus/community involvement .
- Display leadership in campus organizations .
Volunteer of the Year. We are looking for students that have given of their time and talents to help others. Whether it is volunteering in their home communities or the “Central” community this student should be an example of one who leaves the world better than they found it.