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Corneal Award for Outstanding Student Achievement in HDFS

This award, created in recognition of the long-term contributions of Sherry Corneal to the personal and professional development of undergraduate students in HDFS, is intended to recognize an outstanding senior HDFS student who has combined strong classroom achievement, career-related extracurricular activities, and personal and professional growth during their HDFS studies.

This award will be given to a graduating senior majoring in HDFS who has completed at least 90 credits and plans to graduate in the next 12 months (graduating May, August, or December 2021).

The application deadline for the Corneal Award is March 17, 2021.  The following application requirements must all be submitted by the application deadline.
 
Eligibility
This award will be given to a student who:
  • has demonstrated a high level of engagement in HDFS coursework, with high or improving achievement over the course of their studies;
  • has engaged in extracurricular activities related to their HDFS studies and professional goals (e.g. volunteer, internship, or paid work experiences);
  • and has demonstrated significant personal and professional growth in overcoming challenges during their HDFS studies.
Nominating Procedure
Students (undergraduates or graduates in HDFS), faculty, staff, and alumni may make nominations.  Students may also nominate themselves.

Application Requirements
Applicants should submit the following information via this form (or by email to Sarah Krupp, HDFS academic adviser, where relevant) by March 17, 2021.
  • Statement by the candidate (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, an one-inch margins), describing how they have demonstrated the qualities listed in the award criteria.
  • One brief letter of reference that must come from a College of Health and Human Development faculty member or instructor. References can be submitted with this form or emailed directly to Sarah Krupp, HDFS academic adviser.
  • The applicant's current resume.
Award
The award is sponsored by the HDFS Affiliage Program Group (APG) of the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society.  The recipient of this award will be selected by the Awards Committee of the HDFS APG.  The recipient will be presented a financial award and engraved plaque at the time of their graduation.