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Student Awards Categories


Students eligible to be nominated are undergraduate multicultural students who graduated in fall 2016, or who will be graduating spring 2017 or summer 2017, from 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 GPA of 3.00 or better as of fall 2016.

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/or organizations are successful. This student takes the initiative, accepts and carries out responsibility, and completes a task without fanfare.

Leadership Award
Awarded to the student who has provided outstanding leadership in an area of activity (such as student government, social services, mass media, etc.) at PSU. 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 her/his grade-point average as he/she progresses towards graduation.

Student Organization Award
Awarded to the organization or group, which this year most significantly has promoted multiculturalism and supported multicultural students at the University Park campus.

Volunteer Service Award
Awarded to the student who has given an exceptional amount of volunteer effort to on campus and/or community service organization(s) and has made an important contribution to that/those organization(s).