ASUI Student Achievement Awards

Student Awards

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Outstanding First Year Students/Valkyries Awards
This award is presented to first year students who have demonstrated outstanding service, leadership, academic achievement and who are committed to serving the university community.

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

Outstanding Junior/Silver Lance Honorary
Silver Lance was started in 1923 to recognize the outstanding men who were leaders on the University of Idaho campus. This group has evolved to recognize University of Idaho women and men who have demonstrated leadership experience.

Outstanding Senior Awards
This award is presented to 10 seniors who are the very best leaders, by demonstrating their outstanding service, leadership, academic achievement and commitment to serving the university community, at the University of Idaho. 

Dean Vettrus Scholarship (Students cannot directly apply for this award.)
Candidates are selected from each of the top ten Outstanding First Year Students, Outstanding Sophomores and Outstanding Juniors. Winners are selected based upon their academic achievement, activities and service to the university and the community.

ASUI President's Scholarship
Mary Ruth Mann, Roy L. Eiguren and Carl F. Wurster, along with other former ASUI presidents, established a perpetual endowment fund in 1996. The ASUI Presidents' Scholarship is awarded annually to at least one deserving student enrolled at the University of Idaho.

Individual Community Service Award
This award is presented to an individual undergraduate student who has demonstrated exceptional motivation, innovation and involvement in community service.

Betsy Thomas Gender Equity Scholarship
This award is presented in the hope that the recipient's or recipients’ exceptional service may inspire and motivate others to become involved in gender advocacy work.

Jennie Eva Hughes Award (Multicultural Student Leadership Award)
This award was named in her honor and will be given to two students who have shown genuine concern and interest towards multicultural issues and have worked on behalf of multiculturalism on campus.

George E. Dafoe Memorial Award
George Dafoe's leadership, dedication and integrity came at a critical juncture in student government and campus history. His unique personal qualities and capabilities were used to serve student interests and inspired this award. This award is available to all students involved with ASUI. The recipient must be a full-time, undergraduate student who has served in ASUI (student government) in any capacity.

Guy and Grace Wicks Memorial Award (Students cannot directly apply for this award.)
Guy and Grace Wicks earned their degrees from UI in the late 1920s and immediately became dedicated and loyal alumni. The selection committee selects candidates from the Top Ten Outstanding Senior Award winners and nominations. The Wicks Award committee will then choose a male and a female winner from this candidate pool.

Donald R. and Cora E. Theophilus Award (Students cannot directly apply for this award.)
Donald R. Theophilus was a member of the University of Idaho faculty for nearly 40 years and was President from 1954-1965. A commemorative silver bowl is presented to graduating senior(s) who have outstanding records of academic achievement and service to the university community.