The President's Award is the most prestigious award given to a student of Middle Tennessee State University. The student who wins this award must exemplify superior character and honor and have made achievements that, ideally, all students should strive to meet. This undergraduate student will have completed at least 90 credit hours, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be recognized as a campus leader, and have made significant contributions to the University community.
Individuals may apply or be nominated by anyone in the university community. The Office of Leadership and Service will send out emails to all nominated individuals telling them they have been nominated (assuming the individual meets the minimum GPA requirement) and encouraging them to complete an application. The application process includes: a) a President's Award application; b) an essay (not to exceed two typed, double-spaced pages) in which the student describes the qualities he/she and accomplishments which prove him/her to be a strong leader and representative of the university; and c) three letters of support from distinct areas of the campus (i.e. faculty, staff, peer, etc.). No resumes will be accepted with application.
Applications will be reviewed by the University Awards Committee and the top three finalists will be interviewed. The award recipient will be recognized at the appropriate college awards program.