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CGS Student Recognition Awards

The Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and the College of General Studies is pleased to announce it is now accepting nominations for the first annual student recognition awards. 

Awards

Student of the Year Award

This award recognizes seniors who exemplify high scholarship, character, and devotion to the ideals of the University of Pittsburgh. Recipients will receive a $750 award.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in the the College of General Studies
  • Graduated with a Bachelors' degree in December 2021, or will graduate in April 2022
  • 3.85 minimum GPA (lower GPAs may be acceptable if the Associate Dean considers the student exemplary in other areas).

Perseverence Award

This award recognizes seniors who have overcome barriers and shown strength of character and resiliency in their academic and personal pursuits. Recipients will receive a $750 award.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in the College of General Studies 
  • Graduated with a Bachelors’ degree in December 2021, or will graduate in April 2022 or August 2022  
  • Good academic standing (2.0 GPA) 
  • Self-nominations are welcomed 

Service Award

This award recognizes the extraordinary impact seniors have on the success of their peers and within the greater Pittsburgh community. Recipients will receive a $500 award

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in the College of General Studies who has excelled in University-based peer/leadership positions and/or demonstrated innovative leadership on campus or within the broader community
  • Graduated with a Bachelors’ degree in December 2021, or will graduate in April 2022 or August 2022 
  • Good academic standing (2.0 GPA) 
  • Nominations accepted from supervisors or mentors 

Selection

Recipients will be selected by a committee chaired and appointed by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and the College of General Studies. Recipients will be notified later in the spring. 

Nomination Materials

Each nominator must submit the following: 

  • Nomination form 
  • Letter of recommendation or a personal statement (if student is self-nominating). As the letter of recommendation or personal statement serves as the primary criteria for evaluation, please be as detailed as possible and use specific examples relevant to the award’s purpose so that the committee clearly understands the student’s impact on the College of General Studies and the surrounding community. Feedback from other sources may be included in the letter or personal statement. This might include comments or anecdotes from other faculty, staff, or students.

Deadline

Nominations should be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 PM on Friday, February 25, 2022. 

For information about awards and nominations for students in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, please visit: asundergrad.pitt.edu/student-awards