Student Involvement Awards

Individual Awards

How to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to awards:

1. Get to know the awards by reading the short descriptions for each award below.

2. Once you locate an award you would like to complete a nomination for, find the full description, required questions and more on the nomination form.

3. Complete the nomination form. One nomination per form.

Apply by March 1

Individual Award Descriptions

CSI Values Award: Awarded to a student who exemplifies the mission, vision and values of the Center for Student Involvement. 
First Generation Involvement Award:
Award given to a member of the 2023 graduating class who is the first of their family to earn a bachelor’s degree and has demonstrated a record of personal achievement, service and involvement in the university community.
Impact Award: Award presented to a University of Missouri staff/faculty member who supports student success and innovation through their professional and personal interactions.
Selfless Service Award: Award presented to an individual who has given a significant amount of their time and energy to a cause greater than themselves.
Student Leader of the Year: Award given to an individual who has had the most positive impact in leading their student organization/university program toward its goals (nominees should have completed over 60 credit hours by time of application).
Rising Student Leader of the Year: Award given to a freshman or sophomore who shows great promise as a leader and has been participating fully in campus life. Nominees need to be classified as a Freshman or Sophomore (0 credit hours – 59.99 credit hours).
Outstanding Transfer Student of the Year: Award given to a student leader who has had a significant impact on Mizzou’s campus and surrounding community as a transfer student. Open to any transfer student if they have not won the award in the past.
Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student of the Year: Award given to a student who has maintained involvement in the university community and has provided exceptional service to MU and the broader community. Graduate students will be defined as any student who has completed an undergraduate degree and at least one semester of graduate/professional level work.
Celebration of Achievement Award: Award given to a student who has positively influenced their student organization(s), co-curricular program, and community and has been participating fully in campus life while also balancing non-traditional lifestyle circumstances.
Outstanding Advisor of the Year: Award given to a student organization/university program advisor that creates a supportive environment for the leaders they work with over a long period of time.