Student Achievement Awards

Now is your chance to nominate students for awards recognizing their contributions to the campus community!


RWU Student Achievement Awards' Nominations Open!

We encourage you to nominate students for their outstanding contributions to the RWU community. Submit nominations electronically using the links available following each award description below. Self-nominations are welcome. Recipients will be celebrated at the Student Achievement Awards Ceremony on Sunday May 3 at 2pm. Nominations due by Monday, March 9. Questions can be directed to Heidi Hartzell, RWU Student Achievement Awards planning committee

2020 Awards:

Melissa Carrasquillo Award for Intercultural Citizenship: Awarded to a graduating senior whose efforts have helped increase campus intercultural awareness, expanded community dialogue and civic discourse across differences, and/or demonstrated exceptional commitment to social justice and inclusion. Complete nomination by clicking here Melissa Carrasquillo Award 

Karen R. Haskell Senior Leadership Award:  As a former Dean of Students, Dr. Karen Haskell fully embraced sustained student leadership and engagement in the campus community. Nominees should possess qualities that exemplified this legacy. This aware recognizes senior student leaders who have truly contributed to specific organizations and to the larger University community throughout their time at RWU. Complete nomination by clicking here Karen R. Haskell Senior Leadership Award

Dr. J. Harold G. Way Scholarship Award: Established in memory of Dr. Harold Way, former University faculty member from 1969-1974, this scholarship is awarded to an eligible junior. This award is based upon a student's strong academic standing and their contribution to the University community. Complete nomination by clicking here Dr. J. Harold G. Way Scholarship Award

Lt. Charles A. Henderson, USN '99 Spirit Award:  Includes a monetary award in memory of Lt. Charles A. Henderson III USN '99. It is awarded to a graduating senior with graduate school aspirations who best and most consistently demonstrates the embodiment of a true scholar as exemplified by striving for excellence in academics, co-curricular involvement, character through acts, words and deeds, and an indomitable spirit in the face of adversity. Complete nomination by clicking here Lt. Charles A. Henderson, USN '99 Spirit Award

Class Awards

Class Awards honor students of each class year who live out the mission of the University and their love of the community through service to the University. They inspire student engagement, promote initiatives and programs that build community and help students develop knowledge, skills, and mindful habits to become reflective, responsible members of society. Complete nomination by clicking here Class Awards