Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence and President's Awards for Undergraduate Student Excellence

Outstanding students at Binghamton University may be nominated for two awards as recognition of their achievements: the Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence and the President's Awards for Undergraduate Student Excellence.

Graduating students, both undergraduate and graduate, may be nominated for the Chancellor's Award. Juniors and seniors may be nominated for the President's Award. Seniors who are nominated for the Chancellor's Award must also be nominated for the President's Award. Only one nomination package for both awards is required for seniors.

About the Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes students for the integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives which may include leadership, community service, arts, athletics and career achievement. These students may have already received recognition from campus, local, state, national or international organizations; these recognitions should be included in the nomination materials. Recipients are invited to the awards ceremony in Albany during late April to receive a medal and certificate.

Eligibility

The Chancellor's Awards honor graduating students. Only students who are graduating during the 2014-2015 academic year are eligible (i.e., summer 2014, fall 2014, winter 2015, or spring 2015 graduates). Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Seniors who are nominated for the Chancellor's Award are automatically nominated for the President's Award. Binghamton University may nominate nine students; recipients are selected by a committee in Albany.

Criteria for Nomination

The student will have enriched the Binghamton University community through a record of accomplishment and leadership in such areas as scholarship, student life, and community life, all of which reflect the University’s purposes and priorities. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Criteria for Selection

Not all categories below are necessarily applicable to each nominee, but a record of accomplishment across a range of activities/areas is expected. Nominators should address relevant achievements in the letter of nomination. Students will be judged on overall accomplishment, including:

  • Academic excellence
  • Scholarship (research and/or creative activity)
  • Campus service/involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Incorporating an international experience/focus in their college experience
  • Incorporating an experiential learning experience in their college experience
  • Evidence of leadership

Nomination Package for Undergraduate Students

Please note that seniors nominated for the Chancellor's Award are automatically nominated for the President's Award. Only one nomination package is needed for both awards, and the deadline is Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

  • Letter of Nomination
  • Student's resume
  • Three letters of reference, each including the writer's name, address, phone number and email address

Nomination Package for Graduate Students

  • Letter of Nomination
  • Student's resume

Submission Deadline

Nomination packages must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, to Ashley Serbonich, Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards, UU 260.

Electronic submission via e-mail to Ashley Serbonich is preferred; hard-copy submissions will also be accepted.

For more information, contact Janice McDonald by e-mail or by phone at 777-4324.

About the President's Awards for Undergraduate Student Excellence

Binghamton University will present President's Awards for Undergraduate Student Excellence at a luncheon at the end of the spring 2015 semester. Six undergraduates will receive the award – three juniors and three seniors. Honorable mentions also may be awarded. Each recipient will receive a certificate and a check for $1,000; each student receiving honorable mention will receive a certificate.

Eligibility

Any current junior or senior at Binghamton University who is in good academic standing is eligible. Students who received the President's Award as a junior cannot be nominated again in their senior year. Self-nominations are not allowed. Seniors who are nominated for the President's Award must also be nominated for the Chancellor's Award.

Criteria for Nomination

The student will have enriched the Binghamton University community through a record of accomplishment and leadership in such areas as scholarship, student life, and community life, all of which reflect the University’s purposes and priorities. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Criteria for Selection

Not all categories below are necessarily applicable to each nominee, but a record of accomplishment across a range of activities/areas is expected. Nominators should address relevant achievements in the letter of nomination. Students will be judged on overall accomplishment, including:

  • Academic excellence
  • Scholarship (research and/or creative activity)
  • Campus service/involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Incorporating an international experience/focus in their college experience
  • Incorporating an experiential learning experience in their college experience
  • Evidence of leadership

Nomination Package

  • Letter of nomination
  • Student's resume
  • Three letters of reference, each including the writer's name, address, phone number and e-mail address

Submission Deadline

Nomination packages for juniors must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, to Ashley Serbonich, Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards, UU 260. See the information above on the Chancellor's Awards for the nomination deadline for seniors.

Electronic submission via e-mail to Ashley Serbonich is preferred; hard-copy submissions will also be accepted.

For more information, contact Janice McDonald by e-mail or by phone at 777-4324.

Note

Students who receive the President’s Award in their junior year will automatically be nominated for the Chancellor’s Award in their senior year. No additional nomination letters are required, but the student will need to provide an updated resume.

Last Updated: 9/5/14