University of Southern Indiana

Nomination Process

Nominations are open for the 2021 “Distinguished Sophomore Award” or the “Distinguished Transfer Student Award” and will be until Monday, May 17, 2021.

Students must be nominated by a USI faculty or staff member. Students must have started at USI as an undergraduate freshman or transfer student during Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. We want to recognize students who excel in one or more of the following areas:

  • Academics (strong interest in learning, setting and accomplishing academic goals)
  • Leadership (providing mentorship to others, taking on roles of responsibility)
  • Service (dedicating time to community betterment, advocating for a cause, displaying citizenship)
  • Ethics (standing up against poor treatment of others, showing good judgement in troubling situations)
  • Personal growth (overcoming obstacles and roadblocks, a moment of strong maturity)
  • Notable selflessness (providing for others in a moment of need, assisting in a role that receives little to no recognition)
  • Innovation/Creativity (shown in ideas generated, projects created, approach to an issue)

 If you know a current freshman or transfer student whom would serve as a great role model for the incoming class, please take time to submit this nomination form. We will select several students and want a broad representation from campus. This year, we will be notifying students that they have been nominated and will ask them to provide some information about what they have accomplished or involved with at USI. But we will largely select based upon your nomination.

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