Student Leadership Awards
All applications are now open! Please review the guidelines and descriptions of the awards found below. Applications can be accessed by clicking on the title of the award. Applications are due by 5:00PM Friday, February 28th, 2014.
The Emerging Leader of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has established him/herself as a rising leader through significant contributions to her or his organization, team, or staff group in their first year in a leadership role.
A. This application form must be completed by the student organization president or adviser, team captain or coach, or student staff member or residence director.
B. Each organization, team or staff group may only nominate one member.
C. The nominee may be a first year student, sophomore, junior, or senior; and they must have joined the organization, team, or staff no earlier than August of the previous academic year.
D. The significant contributions to the organization should have been made within the students first year holding a leadership position.
Harold W. Eickhoff Outstanding First Year Student Award
Dr. Harold Eickhoff was the president of The College of New Jersey from 1980 to 1998 and was instrumental in developing and implementing the First Year Experience Program. The FYE Program integrates curricular and co-curricular experiences to assist first year students in their adjustment to college by introducing them to four areas: service, diversity, community, and excellence. The successful applicant will be a full-time first year student (between 0.00 and 7.75 course units), having completed no more than one semester, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who has demonstrated a personal commitment to these four visionary areas of the College.
President’s Cup Award
In 1967, Trenton State College President Gillenwater inaugurated a program to encourage student organizations to improve their Grade Point Averages by competing academically with one another. The President’s Cup is awarded annually to the student organization with the highest academic average.
A. This application must be submitted by a student organization officer.
B. The application must include the names and PAWS ID numbers for all members.
C. All applications will be verified with the student organization’s adviser for membership.
D. All applications will be verified with the Office of Student Activities staff for GPA.
Student Organization President of the Year Award
The Student Organization President of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding individual who advanced the mission of his or her organization while challenging and encouraging the membership to advance new initiatives, acquire new skills, and prepared the group for leadership transition and ongoing success. Recognition of accomplishments is limited to the current year of presidency, and should not reflect previous involvement within the organization.
A. This application form may be completed by any member of the student organization or group adviser.
B. The nominee must have just completed or currently be serving in his or her second consecutive semester as president.
Outstanding Student Athlete Leader of the Year Award
The Outstanding Student Athlete Leader of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding individual who publicly advanced the mission of his or her varsity athletic team while internally challenging and encouraging the membership to advance new initiatives, acquire new skills, and prepare the group for leadership transition and ongoing success.
A. This application form may be completed by any member of the athletic team or coach.
B. The nominee must have just completed, or currently be serving in his or her second consecutive semester.