University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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02/29/16

Chris Peterson Award for Graduating Honors Scholars Deadline April 1

Posted by Tim on February 29, 2016 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities

Chris Peterson Award (New – I’m not sure Jessica used to send it so I am waiting for an okay from Karyn)

Honors graduating seniors are invited to submit an application for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service award, which is bestowed annually upon a graduating Honors Scholar who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serving the public good, has made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the community.  Christopher Peterson was a junior civil engineering major in the Honors College who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2013.  Through his enthusiastic participation in Greiner SIH and his many other volunteer endeavors Chris embodied the Honors College spirit of service.  The intent of this award is to recognize a student who exemplifies a similar commitment to community service.  The awardee will receive a $750 award as well as $250 donated to the community organization of their choice.

Criteria for Eligibility

We seek graduating Honors Scholars who:

  • Are in good academic standing with the University Honors College graduation requirements.
  • Have impacted society in one or more positive ways that fostered change for the public good.
  • Stood out amongst their peers as individuals whose service has made a profound impact in the community.
  • Are available to attend the Honors commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Application Process

Any graduating Honors Scholar may apply for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award.  Students who wish to apply must complete an application packet which includes the following:

(1) Application

(2) Resume (Must include all of your service experiences)

(3) Service Reflection Essay

(4) Name of Community Organization for Donation purposes

(5) Optional Supplemental materials (e.g., Recommendation letter)

Application Deadline

For an application or if you have any questions contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu Application packets may be submitted to the University Honors College Office in 106 Capen Hall or electronically to jabbaar@buffalo.edu by no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 1, 2016. We look forward to receiving your applications.