LIFE Awards 2018 — Award Descriptions


INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

*Award Requires Recommendation Application

A-Key Blue Award*

The A-Key Blue Award is presented annually to undergraduate students that demonstrate active involvement on campus and academic success. Students must have a minimum 2.3 grade point average and be currently enrolled in at least 12 hours, or a fifth-year graduating senior who has consistently been a full-time student, or an average of 12 credit hours or more per semester for his/her college career.

A-Key Gold Award*

The A-Key Gold Award is presented annually to undergraduate students that distinguish themselves as some of this university's most actively involved student leaders and academic achievers. Students must have a minimum 2.3 grade point average and be currently enrolled in at least 12 hours, or a fifth-year graduating senior who has consistently been a full-time student, or an average of 12 credit hours or more per semester for his/her college career.

Alumni Association Student Recognition Award*

The Alumni Association Student Recognition Award is presented annually to outstanding students who exemplify heroism, leadership and service. It recognizes them for their extraordinary achievement which has brought distinction and acclaim to themselves and The University of Akron.

Club Sports Individual Achievement Award 

Student Recreation and Wellness Services Club Sports Achievement Award is presented annually to one club sport individual for their outstanding achievements and exemplary service in their sport.

Diversity Award – Individual*

The Diversity Award - Individual is presented annually to a student, and/or faculty member that supports and advocates equity and social justice by collaborating with all segments of the campus community in an effort to improve campus climate.

Doctoral Scholar Award*

The Doctoral Scholar Award is presented annually to a Doctoral student that has proven exemplary scholastic excellence, outstanding campus involvement, and commitment to community service while pursuing their degree.

Exceptional Civic Engagement Award – Individual*

The Department of Student Life Exceptional Civic Engagement Award is presented annually to a student that had become distinguished in a civic engagement accomplishment and has contributed significantly to the betterment of the campus community and/or the community beyond the UA campus. To be eligible, the undergraduate student must possess a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be currently enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

Faculty Engagement Award

The Faculty Engagement Award is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member who has gone out of his/her way to engage students inside and outside the classroom to create an enhanced learning environment. This award highlights a faculty member who has gone above and beyond the normal student-teacher interaction and has thus shown a personal interest in the growth of his or her students’ lives.

Graduate Excellence & Leadership Award*

The Graduate Excellence & Leadership Award is presented annually to one master’s degree student and one doctoral degree student for his or her excellence in scholarship and research while attending The University of Akron. Individuals eligible for this award are graduate students who have a minimum 3.0 accumulative grade point average and have completed at least 12 graduate credit hours.

Intramural Sports Individual Achievement Award
The Intramural Sports Individual Achievement Award is presented to one individual annually to recognize efforts in sportsmanship and leadership, and those who have made a positive impact on the Intramural Sports program. To be eligible, the applicant must be in good standing and have a positive sportsmanship record for the year. 

Masters Scholar Award*
The Masters Scholar Award is presented annually to a Masters student that has proven exemplary scholastic excellence, outstanding campus involvement, and commitment to community service while pursuing their degree.

Outstanding Campus Advisor Award
The Department of Student Life Outstanding Campus Advisor Award is presented annually to a Campus Advisor who has lent their leadership and expertise to the goals and objectives of a registered student organization.  To be eligible, the advisor must have begun serving as the Campus Advisor in the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester and be nominated by a student involved in the registered student organization.

Outstanding Officer Award
The Department of Student Life Outstanding Officer Award is presented annually to an officer of a registered student organization on campus.  To be eligible, the undergraduate student must possess a minimum 2.5 grade point average and must have served as an officer of the organization since (at least) the Fall 2017 semester.  
Outstanding Adult/Nontraditional Learner Award*

The Outstanding Adult/Nontraditional Learner Award is presented annually to adult/nontraditional learners that have exhibited outstanding achievements while pursuing a degree at The University of Akron. Applicants must be 25 years or older, currently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours while working full time or enrolled in 12 credit hours, have completed a minimum of 64 credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Outstanding Freshman Award* 

The Outstanding Freshman Award is presented annually to a freshman student based on her/his depth and breadth of contributions to the University of Akron community within his/her freshmen year in the areas of involvement, leadership and scholarship. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be in good standing and have completed at least 12 credit hours.

Outstanding Sophomore Award*

The Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Sophomore Award is presented annually to students showing exemplary academic work, involvement in extracurricular activities, and a broad base of awareness and leadership. All undergraduate applicants must have between 32-63 credits at the time of submission and a minimum 3.5 accumulative grade point average.

Outstanding Junior Award*

The Outstanding Junior Award is presented annually to a junior student showing exemplary academic work, involvement in extracurricular activities, and broad base of awareness and leadership. Applicants must have between 64-96 credits at the time of submission and a minimum 3.6 accumulative Grade Point Average.

Rupert Latture Memorial New Student Organization Award

The Omicron Delta Kappa Rupert Latture Memorial Award is presented annually to a student or alumnus of The University of Akron for the initiative set forth in being the founder of an organization on this campus that is flourishing and shows promise of a productive future. This award was established in memory of Rupert Latture, a man who envisioned a society in which leaders from all facets of University life could come together and positively impact the university and society.

Student Recreation Outstanding Student Member Award

The Student Recreation Outstanding Student Member Award is presented annually to a student who has participated in SRWS programs and services to better themselves. This award recognizes the impact they have on themselves and the programs in which they participated by demonstrating positive behaviors and being a role model for others. To be eligible, the student must possess a minimum 2.5 grade point average and have participated in at least 3 programs throughout the year.

Top 10 Senior Award*

The Top 10 Senior Award is presented annually to 10 seniors who show quality and depth and breadth of involvement in a variety of campus, athletic, and/or community activities. Students must also show high scholastic achievement. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average, be in good standing, have completed at least 96 credit hours, and their anticipated graduation date must be May, August or December of the current year.

Who's who in American Colleges and Universities Award

The Who’s Who Award is presented annually to students who demonstrate leadership potential. The award is based on academic success, campus involvement, volunteer work and community service. Applicants must have a minimum accumulative grade point average of 2.90, currently be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours, and be active in any co-curricular involvement at The University of Akron.


TEAM/ORGANIZATION AWARDS

*Award Requires Recommendation Application

Club Sports Team Achievement Award 

Student Recreation and Wellness Services Club Sports Achievement Award is presented annually to one club sport team for their outstanding achievements and exemplary service in their sport. 

Creativity Award – Organization

The Department of Student Life Creativity Award is presented annually to a University of Akron registered student organization that has taken an innovative approach to programming or otherwise serving the campus community. Organizations are asked to provide details as to the event/program and describe how this innovative approach has helped to better campus culture and/or sense of community.

Diversity Award – Organization*

The Diversity Award - Organization is presented annually to a student organization that supports and advocates equity and social justice by collaborating with all segments of the campus community in an effort to improve campus climate. 

Exceptional Civic Engagement Award – Organization

The Department of Student Life Exceptional Civic Engagement Award is presented annually to a student organization that has become distinguished in a civic engagement accomplishment and has contributed significantly to the betterment of the campus community and/or the community beyond the UA campus.

Intramural Sports Team Achievement Award

The Intramural Sports Team Achievement Award is presented to one Intramural Sports team annually to recognize efforts in sportsmanship and leadership, and those who have made a positive impact on the Intramural Sports program. To be eligible, the applicants must be in good standing and have a positive sportsmanship record for the year.