The Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award (PSAAA) is given annually to students who have achieved an outstanding record of academic excellence. The selection committee reviews nominations and awards 10–15 students with a $1000 scholarship and certificate of recognition.
Students nominated for this award must have obtained the following:
Past award winners typically have made outstanding contributions to the field or discipline beyond the typical course and major requirements. For example, many of the winners have presented or published their work in national outlets, impacted the community by leading a major service project, earned a prestigious national or international fellowship, or won a major national or regional competition in their field of study.
Applications/nominations are made in the spring of each year. Students can apply directly through a department or program. Faculty can also nominate students through their department. Directors of the Honors Program, Undergraduate Summer Scholars (USS) program, and the Office of Global Initiatives are also invited to submit nominations through the appropriate academic department.
Names and supporting credentials of leading nominees selected by the departments are submitted to the Deans who then select names from among those nominees for final submission to the Provost.
For a list of nomination materials and deadlines, see PSAAA-2014.pdf (53KB).
The following members of the Provost's Selection Committee review nominations and select award recipients: