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Application and Nomination Information Applications will be accepted for this year's academic awards beginning January 26, 2015.  Please read the accompanying materials to learn how to be nominated for an award.  The deadline for submission is Thursday, February 26th.  The awards are listed below.  Forms have been provided in both Microsoft Word and PDF document file formats for your convenience.
You may contact Maggie Davis, Associate Vice President for Academic Support and Honors Coordinator (513-244-4630) or, for an email attachment of the appropriate forms.
The Honors Convocation will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, during the Celebration of Teaching & Learning.




Mount Distinguished Student Award: The highest honor the Mount bestows upon graduating baccalaureate and graduate degree students. Students who are eligible to apply are notified by mail.


Alumni Book Award
Monetary award of $200 to be used for textbooks. This award is offered to two students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and/or service to the University community. Student must demonstrate financial need.
Alumni Book Award 2015.doc (.doc, 32K)
Alumni Book Award 2015.pdf (.pdf, 80K)
Bing Litonjua Award for Excellence in International Understanding

The Dr. Bing Litonjua Award is given to one student who is a JUNIOR or SENIOR who has demonstrated excellence in international understanding, especially with respect to issues of social justice.  Students may have demonstrated international understanding through written papers, service learning activities, fieldwork/co-op, or other activities and assignments inside or outside of class.

Bing Litonjua Award Application 2015.doc (.doc, 53K)
Bing Litonjua Award Application 2015.pdf (.pdf, 65K)
Clifford Award
Recognizes a faculty member who has significantly influenced students’ lives and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Clifford Award 2015.doc (.doc, 66K)
Clifford Award 2015.pdf (.pdf, 192K)
Dave Scharfenberger Community Service Award
Given to a student who has demonstrated exceptional service to the University and the greater Cincinnati community. Special consideration to those students involved in the Plus 1 Service Learning Credit, a Service Immersion Trip, or a service-oriented club or organization.
Cashman & Scharfenberger Recommendation 2015.doc (.doc, 27K)
Cashman & Scharfenberger Recommendation 2015.pdf (.pdf, 56K)
Scharfenberger Service Award Criteria & App 2015.doc (.doc, 33K)
Scharfenberger Service Award Criteria & App 2015.pdf (.pdf, 88K)
Excellence in Leadership

Open to ALL students who demonstrate leadership, character and service in organizations on campus and/or in the community.

Excellence in Leadership 2015.doc (.docx, 34K)
Excellence in Leadership 2015.pdf (.pdf, 153K)
Harrington Award
Offered to an adult graduating SENIOR who has demonstrated consistent and outstanding leadership in campus and/or community activities.
Harrington Criteria 2015.doc (.doc, 52K)
Harrington Criteria 2015.pdf (.pdf, 80K)
Jane Cuni Armstrong Award
Given at commencement to a graduate who has shown consistent improvement and continued academic diligence overcoming obstacles and difficulties.
Jane Cuni Armstrong Announcement 2015.doc (.doc, 51K)
Jane Cuni Armstrong Announcement 2015.pdf (.pdf, 81K)
Sister Elizabeth Cashman Service Award

Given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the mission of the University through involvement in and initiation of service. Special consideration to applicants involved in Service Learning, Campus Ministry and other University or University club sponsored events.

Cashman & Scharfenberger Recommendation 2015.doc (.doc, 27K)
Cashman & Scharfenberger Recommendation 2015.pdf (.pdf, 56K)
Cashman Service Award Criteria & App 2015.doc (.doc, 32K)
Cashman Service Award Criteria & App 2015.pdf (.pdf, 89K)
Sister Maria Corona Leadership Award

Offered to a traditional graduating SENIOR who has demonstrated consistent, outstanding leadership in campus and/or community activities.

Corona Criteria 2015.doc (.doc, 52K)
Corona Criteria 2015.pdf (.pdf, 82K)
St. Catherine Medal
This medal is awarded to a JUNIOR who has demonstrated unusual and unselfish service and a commitment to a lifetime of faith and service to his/her church and community.
St Catherine Medal 2015.doc (.doc, 54K)
St Catherine Medal 2015.pdf (.pdf, 22K)
Thrailkill Leadership Award

Presented to a GRADUATE student who has demonstrated consistent outstanding leadership in campus and/or community activities.

Thrailkill Criteria 2015.doc (.doc, 52K)
Thrailkill Criteria 2015.pdf (.pdf, 82K)
Honors Recommendation Form (Distinguished Student Award)
Honors Recommendation Form (.docx, 27K)

If you were invited to apply for the MSJ Distinguished Student Award, you must provide confidential recommendations from a faculty member and a community resource person.  Please refer to this form for more information.

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