University Housing Student Leadership Awards 2022

Dr. John E. Collins Community Excellence Award

The Dr. John E. Collins Community Excellence Award recognizes the accomplishments of a resident who has demonstrated excellence through their contributions toward creating community within University Housing and on campus. The selected recipient will win a $1,000 cash award.

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Award Criteria

Recipient must: 

  • Be a current resident of University Housing residence halls or apartments and in good standing with the university.
  • Have demonstrated excellent contributions to a University Housing residential community.
  • Be actively involved in the recipient’s residential community.
  • Show respect towards all members of the community.
  • Demonstrate efforts to build strong community by actively planning or promoting programs and events.
  • Individuals who are employed by University Housing will need to demonstrate contributions beyond their position responsibilities.

Applications must be submitted by March 11 at 11:59 p.m. and include two letters of recommendation. 

 

Dan Quock Snyder Hall Scholarship

The Dan Quock Snyder Hall Scholarship was established to recognize the accomplishments of a resident living in Snyder Hall who has demonstrated strong leadership and involvement in the Snyder Hall community. The selected recipient will win a $1,000 scholarship.

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Award Criteria

Recipient must:

  • Be a current resident of Snyder Hall and be in good standing with the University.
  • Demonstrate strong involvement within the Snyder Hall community in at least one of the following:
    • Involvement within the Snyder Hall Council
    • Participation in Snyder Hall events (programs and/or traditions)
    • Collaborated with a Snyder Hall staff member (Resident Director, Resident Advisor, and/or Multicultural Advocate)
  • If the candidate is currently employed within Snyder Hall, they must demonstrate additional contributions to the community beyond the responsibilities of their job.
  • Show commitment to the Substance Free Agreement.
  • Be involved with the Snyder Hall community the following academic year.

Applications must be submitted by March 11 at 11:59 p.m. 

 

The Horace Wu and Kate W. King Wu Award

The Horace Wu and Kate W. King Wu Award recognizes the work, experience, commitment, and leadership of undergraduate students who work in University Housing Dining Services. Due to the amazing generosity of Kate and Horace Wu, the number of awards has been increased this year. Six awards of $500 each will be given to qualified students.

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Award Criteria

Recipients must:

  • Be a University of Illinois undergraduate student, considered to be in good academic standing (2.00 GPA or better).
  • Be academically qualified as determined by the Student Affairs Development Office.
  • Attend the university a minimum of one semester after receiving the award.
  • Possess a minimum of one year's experience with University Housing Dining Services by the time he/she/they receive the award.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to work in University Housing Dining Services.

Applications must be submitted by March 11 at 11:59 p.m. Three letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required. 

 

Marilyn Michal Award


The Marilyn Michal Award (MMA) recognizes the accomplishments of students from a historically underrepresented group who have demonstrated dedication through their involvement in the Central Black Student Union and the Black Student Unions. These actions have been geared to furthering the Unions toward a more engaged and progressive community within University Housing and on campus. The selected recipients will receive the $1,000 or one of the four $500 awards.

 

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Award Criteria

 

Recipients for the $500 awards must:

  • Be a current student, in a historically underrepresented group, of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and in good standing with the University.
  • Have demonstrated involvement in the Central Black Student Union and/or Black Student Unions via attending five of either Central Black Student Union’s and/or Black Student Union’s meetings for the fall semester of an academic year.
  • Demonstrate efforts to build a strong community by actively planning, attending, or promoting programs and events relating to the Central Black Student Union and/or Black Student Unions.
  • Maintain a non-probationary GPA of 2.0.
  • Individuals who are employed by University Housing will need to demonstrate contributions beyond their position responsibilities.

Recipient for the $1,000 award must:

  • Be a current student, in a historically underrepresented group, of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and in good standing with the University.
  • Have demonstrated involvement in the Central Black Student Union and/or Black Student Unions via attending five of either Central Black Student Union’s and/or Black Student Union’s meetings for the fall semester of an academic year.
  • Demonstrate efforts to build a strong community by actively planning, attending, or promoting programs and events as a member of the Central Black Student Union and/or Black Student Union’s Executive Board.
  • Maintain a non-probationary GPA of 2.0.
  • Individuals who are employed by University Housing will need to demonstrate contributions beyond their position responsibilities.
  • Be nominated for the Award, ideally, by an Advisor or Professional Staff Member. 

 

Applications must be submitted by March 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Attendance at the five events will be confirmed with the official CBSU/BSU meeting attendance records. Individuals applying for the $1,000 award must include a nomination along with a letter of recommendation.