Candidate Application Forms for all awards need to be submitted by Friday, March 17, 2017.
Presidential Leadership Award
The Presidential Leadership Award, established by Dr. Leonard C. Nelson in 1978, is awarded to one student in each College who not only has achieved academic excellence, but also has demonstrated an extensive involvement in campus and community activities. The purpose of the award is to recognize one student from each College who has given untiringly of his/her, time in leadership positions, while maintaining standards of academic excellence. The characteristics highlighted by the award are academic achievement; involvement in community activities; outstanding representation of the College in local, state, and national forums; and outstanding leadership exhibited in student organizations, campus committees, or other college-related activities.
The award recipients are selected by the Academic Awards Committee consisting of three members of the University faculty, representatives of the Office of the Dean of Students and one student representative from each College. This group considers the applications and, after thorough deliberation of student achievements and faculty recommendations, up to four students from each College are interviewed. Subsequent round table discussion assures fair selection of the award recipients who receive a plaque at commencement.
Download the Presidential Leadership Award packet to apply or nominate a student for the award. We’re also accepting nominations and candidate forms online.
First-Year Student Excellence Award
The First-Year Student Excellence Award acknowledges one outstanding WVU Tech student from across the University who has completed fewer than 30 credits at the time of the student’s award nomination. This important award establishes a pathway to leadership for Tech freshmen. It shows appreciation for freshman activities and accomplishments.
Download the First-Year Student Excellence Award packet to apply or nominate a student for the award. We’re also accepting nominations and candidate forms online.