Outstanding Sophomores/Spurs Award

This award is presented to sophomores who have demonstrated outstanding service, leadership and academic achievement and who are committed to serving the university community.

Nominees must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA for their undergraduate studies and have completed 57 credits by May 2012 to qualify for the award.

Application procedure:
Submit a personal statement (limit two pages) addressing how you have demonstrated the following:

  • Academic achievement
  • Participation in on-campus and off-campus activities
  • Leadership experience
  • Commitment to serving others
  • Any additional information pertinent to the award

Submit a letter of recommendation from a UI faculty or staff member.

Ten awards are available. Nominees will be solicited from deans, department heads, faculty, staff, coaches, and students. Self-nominations are also accepted. All information regarding nominees and how they are rated is kept confidential.

Selection Committee:
Idaho Commons & Student Union Director or designee
Dean of Students Office representative
University Housing Director or designee
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life or designee
Student representative
ASUI President or designee 

Applications of the Outstanding Sophomore/Spurs Award winners are forwarded to the selection committee for the Dean Vettrus Scholarship.