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2016 Student Awards

Each year, faculty and staff at the University of New Hampshire are given the opportunity to recognize outstanding students enrolled in a bachelor's degree program.  This is an opportunity for members of the UNH community to nominate undergraduate students who have achieved success in their academic studies, citizenship, and service to UNH and the larger community.
  Nominations for 2016 Student Awards will be accepted here, beginning
January 4, 2016 and
will close at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.


To complete the nomination process you will need to:

  1. Enter information about yourself (the nominator).
  2. Enter information about the student (the nominee).
  3. Select the award the student is being nominated for.
  4. Submit a nomination letter (in Word, PDF, or plain text format) for each award nomination.

Helpful Hints:

  • You should have the letter written and ready to upload prior to starting the nomination process.
  • Gather information on your nominee in advance. You will be required to enter the student's full name, major, and e-mail address. (NOTE: Student's email addresses can be obtained from the UNH Student Directory, accessible now only through BlackBoard).
  • You may nominate a student for more than one award. If you choose to do so, you will need to reenter the nomination data and compose a separate letter that specifically addresses the criteria for each award.
  • Please read each award criteria carefully, as changes/clarifications may have been made.
  • Nominations will not be accepted after the deadline posted at the top of this page.
  • Class standing, major(s), and overall UNH GPA will be verified using the Banner System records as of March 1, 2016. Exceptions to this will be determined on a case by case basis, by the Student Awards Committee. 
  • Letters may be printed for committee review. Please include your name and title in the body of the letter, as well as the full name of nominee and specific award.
  • Nomination letters should be uploaded via this process. They should be in Word (.doc, .docx), PDF, or Plain text (.txt) format.
  • Please close the document and the word processing program prior to upload.
  • Nominations are accepted from UNH Faculty, Faculty Emeritus, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Staff members only.  Students may not nominate themselves.
Thank you again for your participation.  We look forward to reading your letters.

~The 2016 Student Awards Committee

2016 Student Awards
  Please enter your name as the UNH Nominator  
  Nominator First Name (Required)  
  Nominator Last Name (Required)  
  Nominator Email (Required)  
  Nominator Department (Required)  
  Please enter the information for the student you wish to nominate  
  Nominee First Name (Required)  
  Nominee Middle Initial  
  Nominee Last Name (Required)  
  Nominee Email (Required)  
  Nominee Phone  
  Class Standing (Required)  
  School/College (Required)  
  2nd Major (if any)  
  Cumulative UNH GPA  
  Awards (Required)
To that senior* who has developed the highest ideals of good citizenship during his or her course of study. 
To that senior* who has been outstanding and well-rounded in extracurricular activities, scholarship, athletics, and loyalty to the University. (Requires a minimum 3.2 G.P.A.)
To that senior* who is distinguished for most consistent progress and achievement.
To the most meritorious student(s) for the purchase of books.
To that full-time undergraduate student who has an expressed interest in public service as demonstrated through his/her course of study and extra-curricular activities, both on and off campus.
(Student must have a FAFSA on file, demonstrated financial need for current year, and must not be a graduating senior.)
To the sophomore* woman showing the greatest promise of outstanding achievement in American citizenship, leadership, and scholarship.
(Student should be earning all or part of her way through school.)
To honor the graduating senior who has displayed outstanding student service to the university.
To that senior* man who shows the greatest promise through character, scholarship, leadership, and usefulness to humanity.
To that senior* woman who shows the greatest promise through character, scholarship, leadership and usefulness to humanity.

The following are awards chosen by other campus committees, but included in the annual Student Awards Ceremony.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION AWARD (2 Scholarships Awarded Annually)
To recognize sophomore* and/or junior* level students who have shown an understanding and appreciation of the value of a university education, and who have accepted the responsibility to share their education to better the community in which they live. (requires a minimum 2.8 G.P.A. and should demonstrate nominees desire to contribute financially to their education through part-time or summer employment). 

*Class Standing for all awards is defined by the UNH Registrar's Office report of credits earned, as posted in Banner System.  Nominations wishing to challenge the class standing of a student will be considered by the awarding committee on a case by case basis.


For more information contact:
Ms. Paula M. DiNardo, Chair
Student Awards Committee
106 Hood House

Phone: 603.862.3485