FROM: Provost Bruce D. Barnhart RE: Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence
Sent: 10/8/2019 9:08:50 AM To: Students, Faculty, Staff
We are asking your assistance in identifying an outstanding senior for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence. The nominee must be on track to graduate in May 2020.
Nominees will be evaluated using the following criteria:
·outstanding academic performance in the academic major and in other areas of study,
·recognition of scholarship by members of the university faculty,
·participation in extracurricular or co-curricular activities during undergraduate years, and
·the quality of the nominee’s essay.
The nominee must submit the following materials to Dr. Melanie Blumberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019:
·an essay addressing how the university prepared him or her for the next career step and what the next step will be,
·a current transcript (a copy is acceptable),
·a vitae or résumé, and
·two letters of recommendation, preferably from university faculty.
The essay must not exceed two double-spaced pages, using a 12-point font. All written work is to be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word attachments. The Subject Line should read Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence and the student’s name.
Interviews will be held prior to Thanksgiving Break.
Nominations from anyone in the university community, as well as self-nominations, are encouraged.