Career Achievement Award

Who Is Eligible

Graduating students in the Honors Program are eligible 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 apply by March 2nd. The award winner will be announced at Honors Convocation.

Application Process

To apply, please fill out the application form and include a 500 word essay which describes why you are deserving of the award and which highlights the selection criteria listed below. The committee will also review the applicants' resume of activity (comprised of all service hours logged through the Honors website); thus volunteer efforts which have not been logged will not be judged.

The award winner will be announced at the Honors Convocation.

Selection Process

The Honors Advisory board will select the winning applicant based on the following list of characteristics:

  • 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.