Career Achievement Award

Who Is Eligible:

Graduating students in the Honors Program are eligible to be nominated for the Honors Program Career Achievement Award recognizing outstanding dedication to the goals of civic engagement over the course of the nominee’s tenure at Syracuse University. Individuals must be nominated or must nominate themselves by March 22nd. The award winner will be announced at Honors Convocation.

Nomination Process

Nominations are due by midnight on March 22nd. Anyone (including the student him or herself) can nominate a graduating Honors student for the award. If you are nominating yourself, go directly to the application submission form to become a candidate for the award. If you are nominating another student, go to the nomination form.

Once nominated, the selection committee will ask students for a 500 word essay which describes why they are deserving of the award and which highlights the selection criteria listed below. The committee will also review the applicants’ resume of activity; thus volunteer efforts which have not been logged and approved will not be judged. Submit the essay online no later than midnight March 30th.

Selected nominees will then be interviewed during the month of April. The award winner will be announced at the Honors Convocation.

Selection Process

The Honors Advisory board will review all applications and submit the top six applicants to the selection committee which consists of the Assistant Director of Civic Engagement and Academic Advising, one faculty member, and one Honors student. The committee will interview the candidates before making their final selection.

The committee will consider the following list of characteristics when selecting award recipients:

  • Community impact which creates a more positive outlook and sense of unity; contributes to the betterment of physical life conditions and the increase physical health of individuals; works to increase resources of individuals as well as those within the community.
  • Sustainability and longevity of partnerships which increase the shared access of the university’s resources
  • Personal impact on nominee which may include a change in world view; increased commitment to involvement beyond time at SU; meaningful connection to career goals and life plans; purposeful reflection of nominee’s personal values.
  • Leadership organizing, establishing, and/or supervising groups within which the student participates.