New for 2021, the Volunteers of Distinction celebrates the academic achievements of our graduating seniors and graduate students. The recipients for the following award categories will be recognized in April.
Extraordinary Academic Achievement
- This award is given to undergraduate students for academic achievement. Persons wishing to nominate students for this award should submit the form below. Nominations will be reviewed by the academic dean of the nominee’s college.
Extraordinary Professional Promise
- This award is given to undergraduate students for professional promise and to graduate students for professional promise in teaching, research, or other contributions. Persons wishing to nominate students for this award should submit the form below. Nominations will be reviewed by the academic dean of the nominee’s college.
- Graduates in all academic colleges are eligible, including the College of Veterinary Medicine and Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.
Outstanding Scholar Athlete
- This award is given to graduating student athletes who have excelled in the classroom. There is no public nomination process; all nominees are submitted by the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center to the Office of the Provost for consideration.
- See form below
- For questions related to the awards program, contact Heather Cockrum.
- *For questions related to the award categories and individual college deadlines, contact the academic dean’s office of the nominee.