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Elliott Union 217
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4007





Student Leadership Awards and Scholarship

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 in April. This program honors UCM students nominated for their leadership. There are five types of student leadership awards. Nominations are available as a google document 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.

Outstanding Student Leader Nominations
Programmers Hall of Fame Award Nominations
Advisor of the Year Award Nominations
Helen Gilbert Leadership Scholarship
Volunteer of the Year


Outstanding Student Leader Nominations

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. This is an opportunity for you to honor the service student(s) has done to better their UCM Community. They may be in your classroom or they may be members of your student professional associations. They are students you feel have gone beyond their everyday responsibilities and are good ambassadors of UCM.

ELIGIBILITY:

1. Be an exemplary student.
2. Take an active role in his/her academic and/or extracurricular involvement.
3. Make Central a better community through his/her contributions.

 


Programmers Hall of Fame Award Nominations

Students/Organizations nominated for this award should best exemplify the ideals of presenting education, recreation, cultural or entertaining programs for the University community. This award will be presented at the Leadership Awards Reception. The following criteria have been established for this award, and nominations are invited from students and advisors of University of Central Missouri recognized student organizations.

ELIGIBILITY:
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 are in good academic standing. Questions about the eligibility may be directed to Beth Rutt, Director of Student Activities. Any member of the University community may nominate individuals for this award. In case of a tie, the nominee with the higher GPA will be selected.

CRITERIA:
The criteria for selection will be for exemplary distinguished service or achievement which demonstrably improved campus programming during the academic year. This service or achievement should exceed the normal duties of any position the student may hold.

NOMINATION PROCEDURES:

1. Nominations should be submitted on the attached form. All of the information requested must be supplied.
2. Supporting documents, tangible evidence, etc. would be appropriate to submit.
3. Persons nominated will be notified prior to the Leadership Awards Program.
4. The recipient will be announced at the Leadership Awards Program.

 

Questions about this award or the Leadership Awards Program may be directed to Beth Rutt, Director of Student Activities, University Union 217, or call 543-4381.


Advisor of the Year Award Nominations

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.

ELIGIBILITY:
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.

CRITERIA:
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.

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 Leadership Scholarship

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.

ELIGIBILITY:

1.  Student must be a Junior at the time of the application with a minimum of two semesters remaining until graduation 
2.  Attend the University of Central Missouri for the fall semester following selection.
3.  Possess a GPA of 2.7 or better.
4.  Show a dedication to leadership in the area of campus/community involvement .
5. Display leadership in campus organizations.

 

Please submit a copy of your resume and provide at least one letter of reference from each of the categories listed below. Please do not submit more than five (5) letters of reference.


A.  Instructor(s) in your major area.
B.  Adviser(s) from campus organizations of which you have provided leadership.
C.  Two student members from your organization.


Volunteer of the Year

Nominations for this award should best exemplify a volunteer who has made significant differences in the surrounding and/or University community. This award will be presented at the Leadership Awards Program. The following criteria have been established for this award, and nominations are invited from students, faculty and staff of the University of Central Missouri.

ELIGIBILITY:
Currently enrolled University of Central Missouri students who have a past history of volunteer work with various groups 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 are in good academic standing. Questions about the eligibility may be directed to Beth Rutt, Director of Student Activities. Any member of the University community may nominate individuals for this award. In case of a tie, the nominee with the higher GPA will be selected.

CRITERIA:
The criteria for selection will be for exemplary volunteer service and for someone who demonstrates a spirit of volunteerism and community service.

NOMINATION PROCEDURES:

 

1. Nominations should be submitted on the attached form. All of the information requested must be supplied.
2. Persons nominated will be notified prior to the Leadership Awards Program.
3. The recipient will be announced at the Leadership Awards Program.

 

Questions about this award or the Leadership Awards Program may be directed to Beth Rutt, Director of Student Activities, University Union 217, or call 543-4381.