Outstanding Student Awards

Brief History:

The Outstanding Student Awards have been a tradition at HSU since 1950. It started as the "Outstanding Man and Woman of the Year" and as HSU grew and evolved, so too did the awards. Today we know it as the "Outstanding Student Awards" and it now incorporates multiple awards from Academic Excellence to Co-Curricular Achievements. These awards are one of the ways in which HSU recognizes the incredible contributions that our students make every year.

Timeline and Process:

  • November 1, 2017: Nomination Form opens
  • February 7, 2018: Nomination Form closes
    (please note that this is a hard deadline, nominations will not be accepted after this date)
  • February 9, 2018: Award committees (composed of Faculty and Staff) review submissions
  • February 20, 2018: Committees submit award recipients for each category
  • April 11, 2018: Awards ceremony for nominees, nominators, and committee members

Eligibility:

  • Nominees must be an undergraduate student (graduate students are eligible for the CSU Research and Patricia O. McConkey awards listed below)
  • Enrolled in the 2017-2018 Academic Year
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 for Academic awards and 2.5 for Co-Curricular awards
  • Must be in good standing with HSU 

How to nominate:

The process for submitting a nomination has changed, so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the process as outlined in the guide below. This document is a guide for the information you will need prior to submitting a nomination, as well as the link to the form for when you are ready to submit.

Nomination Guide & Submission Link

Additional Awards:

Outstanding Student Research Award

The Outstanding Student Research Awards are awarded to the research projects selected to represent Humboldt State University in the CSU Student Research Competition. Written summaries must be submitted to the Office of Research by 5:00pm, Monday, February 5, 2018.

For more information about the research competition and submission process, click here.

Patricia O. McConkey Outstanding Graduate Student Award

The Patricia O. McConkey Outstanding Graduate Student Award is facilitated by the Office of Academic Programs and Undergraduate/Graduate Studies. These awards operate on a different timeline that has not yet been set, once we have more information about these awards, we will update when it is available.