Senior Student Awards Categories

Below is a listing of Senior Student Awards Categories. Students enrolled at the University Park campus and interested in applying are encouraged to reach out to the MRC for eligibility status.

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 2020.

Inspiring Student Leader Award

Awarded to the student who has kept a low profile and has toiled behind the scenes to make certain that student programs and organizations are successful. This student has taken the initiative, accepted and carried out responsibility, and completed a task without recognition.

Student Leadership Award

Awarded to the student who has provided outstanding leadership in activities (such as student government, social services, cultural development, etc.) at Penn State. This person has also been a spokesperson and role model for multicultural students.

Resilient Student Award

Awarded to the student who has demonstrated initiative, perseverance, and the ability to overcome significant obstacles in attaining his/her degree. This student has improved his/her grade-point average as he/she progresses toward graduation.

Student Organization Award

Awarded to the organization or group that has significantly promoted equity and inclusion, has supported multicultural students at the University, and has represented the University in a favorable light this year.

Volunteer Service Award

Awarded to the student who has significantly contributed to campus and/or community service initiatives and who has made an important contribution as a volunteer in service organizations.