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Leadership Recognition Awards

Outstanding Student Leader Awards

We are currently accepting faculty/staff nominations for the Outstanding Student Leader Awards for the 2014-15 year. Please click here to nominate a student leader for one of the awards listed below. 

Freshman Leader Award

The Freshman Leader Award was established to recognize an outstanding student leader who is committed to developing and enhancing their leadership skills. Its purpose is to acknowledge an up-and-coming student leader. A student must be actively involved in at least one organization and have assumed a leadership role or responsibilities in some capacity within the organization while maintaining a minimum G.P.A. of 2.25. Applicant must be a first-time nominee and classified as a freshman having completed less than 30 hours at the time of the application. The amount of the award is a $750 scholarship.

Sophomore Leader Award

The Sophomore Leader Award was established to recognize an outstanding student leader who is committed to developing not only their leadership skills but strengthening their organization. Its purpose is to acknowledge an individual who has made significant contribution to their organization or group through their leadership. A student must be actively involved in at least one organization and have assumed a leadership role or responsibilities in some capacity within the organization while maintaining a minimum G.P.A. of 2.25. Applicant must be classified as a sophomore having completed more than 30 hours but less than 60 hours at the time of the application. The amount of the award is a $750 scholarship.

Student Leadership Award

The Student Leadership Award identifies individuals who have made significant contributions to their organizations and the University within the past year. Students must be involved in a minimum of two organizations/groups and held a major leadership position in at least one of those organizations or recognized departmental components. Since academic achievement plays an important role in leadership, award consideration requires a minimum G.P.A. of 2.25. The amount of the award is a $1000 scholarship.

Wayne Duke Leadership Award

Dr. Wayne Duke was the longtime Vice President of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington who believed in student engagement and leadership development. Selection will be based on level of involvement, effectiveness as a leader, variety of experience and length of time served in leadership roles while at UT Arlington. Recipients of this award must meet the minimum criteria for the Outstanding Student Leadership Award.  The student must show ongoing leadership development and contributions throughout their enrollment at UTA. The amount of the award is a $1250 scholarship.

MAVERICK LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

The Maverick Leadership Scholarship is awarded by The Leadership Center to entering freshmen who have demonstrated persistent leadership and scholarship during high school. Each student selected receives a $2000 scholarship which is renewable for 3 years. The award is to encourage high school students to continue their leadership development and academic achievement during college.

ROBERTO GAITAN AND BARBARA PEET LEADERSHIP CENTER SCHOLARSHIP

The Gaitan-Peet Leadership Center Scholarship makes funds available to UT Arlington students who have demonstrated persistent leadership and scholarship throughout their academic career. This award is to encourage and recognize their leadership development and academic achievement during college. Any current UT Arlington student or incoming student to UTA can apply who meets the criteria.

DR. ALLAN SAXE DISABLED STUDENT AWARD

The Office for Students with Disabilities offers the Allan Saxe Disabled Student Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester to a student with a disability who excels academically at UT Arlington as well as in community activities.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT ORGANIZATION AWARD

The office of Student Activities and Organizations offers this award. It honors organizations that have shown excellence in serving their members, the University and/or the community. The award will be presented with a plaque and $350 to each category winner. $500 will be awarded to the overall winner.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT ORGANIZATION ADVISOR AWARD

The office of Student Activities and Organizations offers this award. The Outstanding Student Advisor Award recognizes outstanding service by advisors. The award is presented with a plaque and $750.

KENT GARDNER LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

This award is given by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to a member in one of the UT Arlington fraternity or sorority organizations for outstanding service and leadership to the Greek Community.