Outstanding Student Awards

Please note: there are 3 awards at this level

Purpose

  • To recognize outstanding Co-op/Intern students who have exceeded the usual expectation of a student employee.
  • To recognize a Senior or Graduate student who has made outstanding contributions to their institution in the form of service, extracurricular activities or employment.

Nature of Award

  • A certificate and scholarship check of $150 are presented to the recipient(s).

Eligibility

  • Nominees for the co-op/intern awards shall have made a significant contribution to their co-op/intern employer and shall have received an outstanding performance evaluation. Nominees for the senior or graduate student award shall have made a significant contribution to their institution and is considered an exceptional individual. The nominees must be from an educational institution that is a member of the Kentucky Association of Colleges & Employers (KACE).

Nomination Procedure

  • Nomination forms may be submitted by employers or educational coordinators (faculty, counselors and/or administrators). Nomination forms should be completed and returned to the Awards Committee Chairperson by October 21, 2016.

Selection Procedure

  • The KACE Awards Committee will review all nominations and select one recipient in each category. The committee is not required to make a selection.

The following are needed to submit a nomination:

Ken Noah Award & Mary Bacon Award:

  1. Completed nomination form
  2. Employer’s statement of support
    1. List the student’s co-op/intern work related duties and responsibilities.
    2. Include a description of how well this student performed his/her responsibilities and any employment awards/recognition achieved.
  3. Student’s resume
  4. Student’s statement
    1. The statement should describe what co-op/intern participation has meant to you and how it has enhanced your career goals.
    2. Explain and support your eligibility based on your achievements and your contributions to your employer.
    3. The statement should not exceed two typed pages.

 Leadership & Service Award:

  1. Completed nomination form
  2. Career Services Center’s statement of support
    1. Indicate the student’s outstanding contributions to their institution in the form of service, extracurricular activities or on-campus employment.
    2. Include any employment awards/recognition achieved.
  3. Student’s resume
  4. Student’s statement
    1. The statement should include what your career objectives and goals are and what significance your education and experience has had in developing these goals.

Include information about how career services benefited in your career development.

To submit a nomination, complete the form below or download a printable copy.

Nomination Form