Student Leadership Awards
All applications are now open! Please review the guidelines and descriptions of the awards found below. Applications are due by 5:00PM Friday, February 28th, 2014.
Application and Nomination Guidelines and Definitions Prior to applying or nominating someone for a Student Leadership Award, readers should review these guidelines, which apply to individual awards. Any questions or concerns which arise regarding these guidelines or the application process may be sent to Avani Rana, Assistant Dean, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Award Guidelines
1. Individual applicants must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.50 (unless an alternative GPA is specified), be in good college standing at the time of application, and be in good college standing at the time of the award ceremony. Good college standing shall be defined as without a student conduct status of pending termination of housing, removal from housing, pending suspension, suspension, or expulsion. The following awards have a special GPA requirement that must be met: Bessie Cutter Perlman ‘25 Scholarship Award (2.0 GPA), Harold Eickhoff First Year Student Award (3.0 GPA), Dorthy Taylor Haas ’32 Fund (3.0 GPA), William M. Klepper Scholarship (3.0 GPA).
2. Individual undergraduate applicants must be full-time students at the time of application and be, at the time of the award, enrolled in a minimum of 3 course units per semester. Individual graduate applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program, or a post-baccalaureate or post-masters certificate program. Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 course unit at the time of application, and a minimum of 1 course unit at the time of the award.
3. Class standing is defined as: First Year Students are defined as having earned between 0.00–7.75 earned course units; sophomores are defined as having between 8.00–15.75 earned course units; juniors will have earned 16.0- 23.75 earned course units; and seniors are defined as any student with 24.0+ earned course units.
4. Several scholarships and awards are financial need-based. Individual student eligibility for awards and scholarships will be determined by information previously submitted to the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Students who receive financial assistance and are applying for a scholarship or award should work with the Office of Student Financial Assistance to determine how this may affect their financial aid package.
Program Award Guidelines
1. Program Awards are available to Student Government recognized Student Organizations, Varsity Athletic Teams, Residence Hall Student Staff Groups, Bonner Scholars, Peer Educators, and Ambassadors.
a. Student Organizations shall be defined only as those student groups who are currently recognized by the Student Government and were registered with the Office of Student Activities at the time their program occurred and at the time of application.
b. Athletic Teams shall refer only to TCNJ varsity athletic teams. Student Government (SG) recognized club sport teams may apply as student organizations, where applicable. Intramural teams are not recognized by the SG, and are therefore ineligible for these awards.
c. Residence Hall Student Staff Groups shall refer to no fewer than 3 or more student staff members from the same residence hall or townhouse complex who co-sponsored a program or activity together. d. Bonner Scholars, Peer Educators and Ambassador staff groups, shall refer to 3 or more student members of one of the above groups who participated in each program.
2. All Program Award applicants must be in good college standing at the time of application and at the time of the award ceremony, including but not limited to current registration with the Office of Student Activities and free of any NCAA sanctions, or Fraternity, Sorority, or college-wide disciplinary action, including the following: without a student conduct status of pending termination of housing, removal from housing, pending suspension, suspension, or expulsion.
3. Each program may only be submitted in one award category. The only duplicate program submission permitted will be in the Outstanding Program of the Year and the Programming Legacy Award categories. However, applicants may submit more than one program per category.