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Senior Student Awards Categories

Students eligible to be nominated are undergraduate multicultural students who graduated in fall 2018, or who will graduate spring 2019 or summer 2019 from the University Park campus.

Academic Scholarship Award
Awarded to the student who has completed or is currently involved in working on a significant research project, a thesis or scholarly paper, presentation at a conference, or other scholarly work. This student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better as of the beginning of spring 2019.

Inspiring Student Leader Award
Awarded to the student who keeps a low profile and toils behind the scenes to make certain that student programs and organizations are successful. This student takes the initiative, accepts and carries out responsibility, and completes a task without fanfare.

Student Leadership Award
Awarded to the student who has provided outstanding leadership in activities (such as student government, social services, mass media, etc.) at Penn State. This person often times is also a spokesperson and role model for multicultural students.

Resilient Student Award
Awarded to the student who demonstrates initiative, perseverance, and the ability to overcome significant obstacles in attaining his/her degree. This student often will improve his/her grade-point average as he/she progresses toward graduation.

Student Organization Award
Awarded to the organization or group that most significantly promoted multiculturalism, supported multicultural students at the University, and represented the University in a favorable light this year.

Volunteer Service Award
Awarded to the student who has given an exceptional amount of volunteer effort to on-campus or community service organizations and who has made an important contribution to those organizations.