Academic Awards

Academic Achievement Award

The award is given to a student or students in recognition of distinctive academic accomplishments. The award is intended to recognize students who may not have won an award based solely on overall grade-point average (GPA) but who may have done a special project or otherwise done outstanding academic work in a particular area. Minimum qualifications include second year standing by the spring semester of the current year in which the award is presented and a 3.50 or higher cumulative GPA. The committee will check grade-point average.

Gary L. Collison Community Service Award

This award began in 1998 by faculty and staff to recognize students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and who are highly involved in their communities.

Rotary Club Award

This award is presented to a student who has completed a minimum of three semesters, has a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, and who has made significant service contributions to the campus and/or community during his/her years as a student.

Student Leadership Award

This award is presented to an organization or club officer based on outstanding leadership within the organization, achievements while in office, and service as a role model and motivating force within the organization.

Unsung Hero Award

This award recognizes a Penn State York faculty or staff member for unselfishly providing outstanding service to the campus and its students, often with limited recognition.

Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award

The award is presented annually to a full-time undergraduate student from each campus that has completed at least two years of study and has, over this period of time, consistently demonstrated outstanding qualities of character, scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. The student should have positively influenced fellow students and have contributed to the prestige and well-being of the campus. The recipient receives an engraved medal. This award is widely recognized as the most prestigious student award of the academic awards program.

The additional fields for the Walker Award will be available in the next few days.

How do you know this student?
Please provide the committee with the reasons why this student should receive this award.