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Minerva Awards

The Minerva Awards provide public recognition for outstanding students at USAO, honoring excellence in academics, community service, campus involvement and others areas. They are awarded to individuals who go above and beyond the ordinary expectations of USAO students. The Minerva Awards will be held on April 11th, 2019. Please contact Jenni Hammersberg at 405-574-1278 or jhammersberg@usao.edu with any questions. 

The applicants/nominees must be a current full-time USAO students in good academic and judicial standing.  

**All nominations and required recommendation letters must be submitted to Student Services by 5:00pm on March 15, 2019. 

Student Services annually presents the following awards:

George Austin Award for Campus Leadership is given to a Junior or Senior who has been on the forefront of campus life, including taking leadership roles in activities such as serving as an officer in student groups, organizing service projects, leading  programs, and helping build the leadership skills of other students at USAO. 

Freshman (or First Year) Leadership Award honors outstanding Freshmen or first year students who have shown leadership qualities in their first year at USAO. A Freshman Leadership Award recipient has demonstrated the willingness and ability to play a leading role in campus life. 

Sophomore (or Second Year) Leadership Award honors outstanding Sophomores or second year students who have shown leadership qualities in their first two years at USAO. A Sophomore Leadership recipient has demonstrated the willingness and ability to play a leading role in campus life. 

Junior (or Third Year) Leadership Award honors outstanding Juniors or third year students who have shown leadership qualities in their first few years at USAO. A Junior Leadership Award recipient has demonstrated the willingness and ability to play a leading role in campus life. 

Senior (or Fourth Year) Leadership Award honors outstanding Seniors who have shown leadership qualities during their time at USAO. A Senior Leadership Award recipient has demonstrated the willingness and ability to involve others and hold leadership roles on campus. 

Commitment to Diversity Award honors a USAO student who has exhibited awareness and appreciation for diversity and inclusion in their activities and performance in and outside the classroom setting.

Drover Pride Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary support for the campus community, embodying the Drover spirit through participation and achievement.    

Commitment to Service Award honors students that have demonstrated initiative and exceptional commitment to service at USAO as well as in the community. This award is intended to recognize students who have dedicated their time and efforts to promote social justice, community awareness, and civic engagement on campus and in the community.