Student Recognition Awards

The Student Recognition Awards Program: Celebrating and Encouraging Networking,Teamwork, Engagement, and Recognition

BHSU-RC will be recognizing students and faculty/staff members from each of our participating universities annually at the Student Recognition Awards. Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity each year to nominate students to receive one of the Student Recognition awards. A selection committee comprised of educational experts will choose the recipient from all nominations received. All awards except for the Outstanding Instructor/Staff Member award have scholarships associated with them!

Outstanding BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSMT, SDSU and USD Undergraduate Students

These awards will be given to one undergraduate student from each institution who demonstrates academic achievement, engagement and a positive attitude towards succeeding in their chosen endeavors. Recipients of this award will receive a one-time $100 scholarship.

Outstanding BHSU, SDSU and USD Graduate Students

These awards will be given to one graduate student from each institution who demonstrates academic achievement, engagement and a positive attitude towards succeeding in their chosen endeavors. Recipients of this award will receive a one-time $100 scholarship.

Outstanding Veteran Student

This award is designed to honor a student who is a military veteran who has shown both personal and academic success in their pursuit of a degree. This award is not restricted to one university. Any military veteran attending classes at BHSU-RC is eligible to be nominated. Recipients of this award will receive a one-time $500 scholarship.

Director's Award for Academic Achievement

This award is designed to honor a student who has overcome significant barriers to obtaining an education and is achieving success in their field of study. This award is not restricted to one university. Any student attending classes at BHSU-RC is eligible to be nominated. Recipients of this award will receive a one-time $500 scholarship.

Outstanding Instructor/Staff Member Award

In addition to our students, we would like to recognize instructors or staff members who have made a significant impact in the lives of the students attending BHSU-Rapid City. Students may nominate any faculty member who teaches at least once course at BHSU-RC or a staff member working full time at BHSU-RC for this award.

All members of the community are welcome to join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the students attending BHSU-RC. The 2018 Student Recognition Awards will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 1 pm in the BHSU-RC Atrium.

The timeline for the nominations/application process  is as follows:
*Monday, January 22nd: Nomination form available     
*Friday, March 16th: All nominations are due by 5 pm
*Monday, March 19th: Students are notified of their nomination and may fill out the Nominee Application Form 
*Friday, March 30th: All Nominee Application Forms are due by 5 pm
*Saturday, April 21st:   Awards ceremony held in the Atrium at 1 pm with dessert reception to follow

If you know of a student who is worthy of nomination, please submit a nomination form for them below. All students, faculty and staff may nominate students for awards, and students may nominate themselves if they choose. Students nominated must be enrolled in at least one course at BHSU-RC. If you have any questions about the Student Recognition awards or the nomination process, please contact Becky Cornell-Marsich at 605-718-4077.