Student Achievement Awards
The Student Achievement Awards in Leadership and Service recognize individuals who have made contributions to student activities, campus and community life.
Each spring, more than 50 undergraduate students — from freshmen to senior standing — are recognized. Some awards are connected to scholarship funds, and more than $4,000 is awarded each year. In addition to recognizing individual student efforts, student organizations, staff and faculty are also recognized.
Those eligible for awards may apply themselves or be nominated by a faculty member, staff member or by another student. Deadline for all nominations and applications is Sunday, March 12, 2017.
This endowment scholarship was established in 2009 by JoAnn and Tom Trail to recognize Anjum Sadiq. Her impact on the lives of so many students, staff, faculty and community members stemmed from her consummate volunteerism.
Applications are managed through the International Programs Office. Contact [email protected] more more information.
Mary Ruth Mann, Roy L. Eiguren and Carl F. Wurster, along with other former ASUI presidents, established a perpetual endowment fund in 1996.
The award is given annually to at least one deserving student enrolled at UI.
Betsy Thomas served as director of the University of Idaho Women’s Center from 1985 to 1997. Through her leadership, the Women’s Center was able to fight for and support permanent staff positions and opportunities for student workers, volunteers and interns.
Boyd and Grace Martin were part of the university fabric from the 1930s to the 1990s. In 1979, they donated their life savings to the establishment of the Boyd & Grace Martin Institute, which studies the causes of war, conditions necessary for peace and the international system.
This award recognizes the Martin legacy and the accomplishments of students who honor it. Recipients must demonstrate distinctive combinations of engagement in academic and experiential learning of the international system.
This award is managed through the Martin Institute. For more information, email [email protected].
Candidates are selected from each of the top 10 Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Sophomores and Outstanding Juniors. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, activities and service to the university and community.
Apply for one of the Outstanding Freshman (first year), Sophomore or Junior categories.
Donald R. Theophilus was a member of the UI faculty for nearly 40 years and served as president from 1954-1965.
A commemorative silver bowl is presented to graduating senior(s) who have outstanding records of academic achievement and service to the university community.
This award is selected from the top ten outstanding seniors, no application necessary.
Frank W. Childs IV was a UI engineering student who died an untimely and tragic death. Childs was an outstanding student who was actively involved in student government.
The Associated Students University of Idaho created this award to honor graduating seniors who exhibit similar qualities.
George Dafoe's leadership, dedication and integrity came at a critical juncture in student government and campus history. His unique personal qualities and capabilities were used to serve student interests and inspired this award.
This award is available to all students involved with ASUI. The recipient must be a full-time, undergraduate student who has served in ASUI in any capacity.
Guy and Grace Wicks earned their degrees from UI in the late 1920s and immediately became dedicated and loyal alumni.
Recipients of this award are selected from candidates of the top ten Outstanding Senior Award winners and nominations. A male and a female winner is selected.
This award is presented to an individual undergraduate student who has demonstrated exceptional motivation, innovation and involvement in community service.
Since 1993, the International Programs Office has been raising funds and accepting donations to continue to build this endowment. The interest is awarded each year to international students.
A scholarship committee selects from an outstanding pool of international students who show outstanding GPAs, participation in campus and community activities, leadership, career objectives and strong personal statements.
Applications are received through the International Programs Office, contact [email protected].
Ismat Ara & Dr. Abdul-Mannan Sheikh were active volunteers and civic leaders in the Moscow community. Special friends and mentors to the international community, the couple was known for their annual Thanksgiving dinners serving more than 100 students and family members from many nations.
Established by the Sheikh’s family, this scholarship assists two deserving international students from any nation in purchasing text or reference books.
Applications are managed through the International Programs Office, at [email protected].
The James A. Barnes Memorial Award was created by the Associated Students University of Idaho to honor an outstanding UI staff member who displays extraordinary enthusiasm and service to students
Barnes was the director of High School Relations, now known as New Student Services, from 1975 to 1984. He died of cancer at the age of 36. His incredible energy, sense of humor and joy of living was an inspiration to many young people.
This award is given to two students who have shown genuine concern and interest toward multicultural issues and have worked on behalf of multiculturalism on campus.
Former UI president Dr. Richard Gibb earned the reputation of being exceptionally student-centered. In particular, Gibb was very supportive of the efforts of non-traditional students.
This honor is presented as a capstone award to students who have entered post-secondary education in a nontraditional fashion (i.e. not directly from high school) and have overcome a variety of obstacles while providing service and leadership to the campus community throughout their career.
This award acknowledges outstanding service to undergraduate students above and beyond normal faculty obligations.
First-year students who have demonstrated outstanding service, leadership, academic achievement and who are committed to serving the university community.
Sophomores who have demonstrated outstanding service, leadership, academic achievement and who are committed to serving the university community.
Started in 1923 to recognize the outstanding male leaders on campus, this award has evolved to recognize women and men who have demonstrated leadership experience.
This award is presented to 10 seniors who have demonstrated outstanding service, leadership, academic achievement and commitment to serving the university community.
This award acknowledges the programming efforts of student organizations beyond events that local chapters of national organizations may be required to complete.
Faculty advisors have been a part of students' extracurricular activities since the 1890s, when UI administration encouraged the development of student organizations in order to discourage young men from frequenting local saloons.
Today, organization advisors still play a vital role in the lives of students. They give of themselves and their time to enhance co-curricular experiences of students. This award was created in recognition of the work student organization advisors do above and beyond professional responsibilities.
Presented to an ASUI-recognized student organization, this award acknowledges exceptional motivation, innovation and involvement in community service while exhibiting commitment to the causes, concerns, events or needs at hand.
This organization's exceptional service inspires others to participate in community service.