OMSS Multicultural Student Leadership Awards
The Emerging Leader Award
The Emerging Leader Award is for a freshman, sophomore, or first-year transfer multicultural student who has made a significant impact outside of the classroom and to campus life. This student exemplifies the potential to be a role model and an effective student leader for the rest of his / her tenure at The University of Toledo. This award is accompanied by a $50 Rocket Card.
The Advocate Award
The Advocate Award is for a student who boldly questioned campus standards and norms in the best interest of multicultural students served at The University of Toledo. This student should have displayed courage and conviction in facing an issue that challenged multicultural students at UT. The student will be remembered for introducing a positive impact for the betterment of multicultural students today and tomorrow. This award is accompanied by a $50 Rocket Card.
Community Spotlight Award
The Community Spotlight Award is for a student who has made a significant impact on one or more non-profit community organizations serving the diversified community which makes up Toledo and the surrounding area. This award is accompanied by a $50 Rocket Card.
Defying the Odds Award
The Defying the Odds Award is for a student who has achieved academic and personal success despite tremendous obstacles such as financial hardship, lack of or few positive role models, and having been raised in an environment or dealt with circumstances that were not conducive to furthering her/his education. This student demonstrates outstanding loyalty and commitment to The University of Toledo and has rendered outstanding service to this institution. This award is accompanied by a $50 Rocket Card.
The Excel Award
The Excel Award is for a student who has achieved academic excellence (Cumulative GPA of 3.0 – undergraduate and cumulative GPA of 3.2 – graduate) and contributed significantly to the out-of-classroom experience. This person serves as a role model for students seeking a balance between academic and co-curricular success. This award is accompanied by a $50 Rocket Card.
Distinguished Multicultural Student Leader Award
The Distinguished Multicultural Student Leader Award is reserved for the one student who has made a profound impact on the culture of the multicultural student population on The University of Toledo campus. The individual recognized for this award will have personally touched the lives of multicultural students in a positive way and have exemplified true leadership and credibility throughout her / his role as a student leader. The student should be someone who displays incredible levels of leadership, drive, and conviction. This award is accompanied by a $100 Rocket Card.