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Congratulations 2017 Student Award winners!

Submit a nomination before March 8, 2018.  Read carefully about the submission process!

  • Self nominations are highly encouraged but anyone can submit a nomination for another person
  • EXCEPTION:  students are encouraged to nominate their organization advisers
  • Departments - please do  not submit nominations for programs your staff did for students - these awards are intended to recognize the work of students.

2018 Student Award General Information

Each year the University of Louisville recognizes the achievements made by our students, student organizations, and advisers.  These awards are an opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our talented students, not just the winner but all the nominees.

Completing the Nomination Forms

Event/Program Nominators: You are encouraged to submit nominations immediately following completion of your programs. No need to wait until the deadline.

Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee. Nominations will be evaluated based on the criteria listed for each award. To be considered all forms and letters must be completed in a professional manner. Supporting documentation is strongly encouraged for a competitive submission. Length is not as important as quality – provide specifics as to how your nomination meets the award criteria. Committee decisions are final and will not be announced until the awards ceremony.

NOTE: Submissions that are incomplete and/or do not contain all required documentation will NOT be considered.

General Criteria for All Awards - Read carefully!

  • Individuals and organizations must be in good standing with University of Louisville and the RSO office as well as all students must be currently enrolled in classes or involved in a co-op /internship.
  • All students should have a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA unless noted otherwise.  GPAs will be verified through PeopleSoft.
  • Students and student organizations may self nominate for more than one award.
  • Students and student organizations will only be recognized for one award for the award period with the exception of the Outstanding New Organization and the Student Organization of the Year.
  • Previous year’s recipients are not eligible to receive the same award two years in a row.
  • A nomination form must be submitted for each award for which the person and organization wish to be considered.
  • Recommendation/support letters are required and should clearly state the person and organization they are being submitted for. Late submissions will not be accepted and the deadline will not be extended.
  • Submissions for programs implemented by university staff will not be considered for recognition by this program.
  • We cannot commit to keeping nominations a surprise.  Each nominee for an individual student award will be required to complete an online waiver form to give permission to verify eligibility for the awards.  It is expected that all nominees are available to attend the awards ceremony.  Nominators are strongly encouraged to attend as well.

Click below to submit a nomination for an award:

Organization Superlative Awards

Service and Community Awards

Excellence in Academics, Leadership and Service

Student Organization Adviser of the Year

Outstanding Student Employees

Program Superlative Awards

THE NOMINATION PERIOD FOR 2018 will open in the fall semester. The awards are given for the period of March 1, 2017 - March 7, 2018. Completed nomination forms must be submitted online at by 5:00 p.m. on March 8, 2018.
Note: Only complete submissions will be considered. If an award requires certain documentation, these must be submitted by the deadline.

The Awards Extravaganza and Reception

The 19th Annual UofL Student Awards will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Red Barn. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the reception to follow.

Nominees and applicants will receive invitations to the ceremony, and the event is open to all who wish to attend. Friends, family, and organization members are encouraged to attend but it is up to nominees and/or nominators to invite them.

If you have any questions regarding the awards, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Involvement at 852-0317.


Portal Information


This group will have all the information pertaining to the recognition awards. Included will be the Homecoming king and Queen, The Adult learner Awards, Mr. and Ms Cardinal and the Annual Student Awards presented by the Office of the Dean of Students