Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

Leadership AwardsMonday, April 24, 2017: Green Room, Platt Campus Center 12:15–1 p.m.

Submit your nominations for the 2017 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards.

The Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards Ceremony was created to recognize valued members of our community. The annual awards recognize students, faculty and staff not only for their academic talents, but for their engagement with and contribution to the Harvey Mudd community.

Photos from the 2016 Leadership Awards Ceremony

Criteria for Awards Nominated by Harvey Mudd Community

These awards are nominated by students, faculty or staff and the recipients chosen by an external committee.

Outstanding Student Organization

This award is presented to a recognized student organization that makes a positive impact on campus or in the wider community. The organization demonstrates integrity, leadership and teamwork and excels in program planning and leadership development of members.

Outstanding Emerging Leader

This award recognizes a first-year student or sophomore who exhibits great potential as a campus and/or community leader. This student demonstrates a commitment to leadership and service through participation in organizations that benefit the campus and/or off-campus community. Nominees are engaged in positive, community-building efforts and are respected by peers, staff and faculty.

Outstanding Mudder Award

Nominees for this award embody what it means to be a “whole person” at Mudd. This student demonstrates creativity, leadership, teamwork, ethics, inclusion, community engagement, wellness and communication in both curricular and co-curricular endeavors.

Outstanding Faculty Member

Nominees go above and beyond their job roles to serve as mentors for students and/or student organizations and to embody Mudd values, such as collaboration and care for the campus community. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate leadership in providing quality student support, promoting inclusion, fostering intellectual growth and encouraging involvement in campus, local, national and global communities.

Outstanding Staff Member

Nominees go above and beyond their job roles to offer dedicated support, guidance and service to students, student life and the Mudd community. This award recognizes staff members for their positive contributions to the campus and for their leadership and willingness to make a difference in the lives of students.

Outstanding Contribution to Harvey Mudd College

Eligibility: Employer or Community Partner

Employer nominees support the co-curricular education of Mudd students by offering opportunities for engagement, feedback, growth and leadership, including opportunities to apply their academic training in a workplace setting whereby students can develop leadership skills.

Community partner nominees have established a strong mutually beneficial, reciprocal, and sustainable relationship in support of Harvey Mudd College’s mission statement – co-educating students by providing community-based learning and service opportunities that assist students in embodying the college’s mission and contributing to social justice and the public good.

Criteria for Awards Nominated by Students

This award is nominated by students; recipients are chosen by the Division of Student Affairs.

Dean Chris Sundberg Prize

Established by Dana Seaton ’06, this award recognizes a rising junior who demonstrates exceptional leadership and has a positive impact on the Harvey Mudd College community. The nominee is an ambassador of the College’s mission statement and Honor Code and contributes to creating “enhanced college experiences” for other students on campus. The recipient of the Dean Chris Sundberg Prize will receive $500.

Dorman Student Altruism Prize

Established by the Dorman Family Foundation, the Dorman Student Altruism Prize recognizes one graduating senior student who is selected by their fellow students as “one who has done the most for his/her fellow students.” The awardee will be selected based on nominations by student peers. The recipient of the Dorman Student Altruism Prize will receive at least $250.

Additional Student Recognition Opportunities

Students will be recognized as recipients of the following opportunities:

The Donald and Dorothy Strauss Internship for Social Understanding (up to 3 recipients)

Established by Donald and Dorothy Strauss to engender in the participating students a significant and deep commitment to a lifetime of service activities.

Stipend: Up to $4,000 for between eight and 10 weeks of full-time summer employment
Location: A local nonprofit social service agency
Class Year: First-year students, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply
Note: Interns will also participate in weekly roundtable discussions with Southern California leaders from nonprofit and governmental agencies
Apply: Submit a resume and completed Application for Funds for Summer Unpaid Internships 2017 by Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Ben Huppe ’14 Memorial Internship for a Sustainable World (up to 3 recipients)

Established by Maggie Lewis and Bob Huppe in honor and memory of their son, Ben, to honor his passion for science and technology and the role it plays in improving the environment and/or bringing technical solutions to undeserved populations both domestically and internationally.

Stipend: Up to $4,000 for minimum of 6 weeks of full-time summer employment
Location: Domestic or international small-to-medium-sized companies (non-profit) or service projects and programs
Class Year: First-year students and sophomores are eligible to apply
Note: The internship should involve direct, hands-on work in areas such as renewable energy, green technologies, environmental sustainability and/or the use of technology to solve problems of underserved populations
Apply: Submit a resume and completed Application for Funds for Summer Unpaid Internships 2017  by Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Nathaniel Davis Prize for Public Policy and International Relations (1 recipient)

Established by Howard C. Deshong III ’89 and Jeannette Deshong in honor and memory of the late Nathaniel Davis, Harvey Mudd Professor Emeritus of Political Science, this prize enables Harvey Mudd students who have an interest in public policy and/or international relations to pursue their interest more formally through a summer experiential learning experience nationally or abroad.

Stipend: Up to $4,000 for minimum of 6 weeks of full-time summer employment
Location: Domestic or international non-profit social service and/or government agency
Class Year: First-year students, sophomore and juniors are eligible to apply
Note: The internship should involve direct, hands-on work in areas such as public policy, international relations or foreign policy
Apply: Submit a resume and completed Application for Funds for Summer Unpaid Internships 2017 by Sunday, March 19, 2017

The New Millennium Experiential Learning Fund

Established by Aaron Archer ’98 and Gregory Rae ’00 to engender in participating students a significant and deep commitment to a lifetime of service activities.

Stipend: Up to $4,000 for minimum of six weeks of full-time summer employment
Location: Internship at a domestic or international nonprofit social service agency
Class Year: First-year students, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply
Apply: Submit a resume and completed Application for Funds for Summer Unpaid Internships 2017 by Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Napier Initiative Fellowship Award

The Napier Initiative Fellowship is a partnership between Pilgrim Place and the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges to encourage leadership for social change. Students with interest and experience in working for peace, social justice and environmental sustainability connect with residents of Pilgrim Place who have life experience and professional skills in those fields.

Three graduating seniors from each college who demonstrate outstanding leadership promise in these areas are nominated for the award. All students nominated by the schools will be named Napier Fellows and will have the opportunity for a one-year mentoring relationship with Pilgrim Place residents having a significant vocational affinity with the nominees.

Two award recipients will be chosen from the nominees by a selection panel at Pilgrim Place. Recipients chosen for the Napier Award must complete proposed Napier project in the first year after graduation.

Visit Napier Initiative for more information on eligibility an application process. For additional information and questions, contact Professor Boerkoel (boerkoel@hmc.edu) and/or Gabriela Gamiz (ggamiz@hmc.edu)

Shirlynn Spacapan Memorial Scholarship

Established by family and friends in memory of Harvey Mudd Professor of Psychology Shirlynn Spacapan, who died in 1995, the scholarship recognizes students for their community service.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established by Public Law 99-661 on November 14, 1986. The Scholarship Program honoring Senator Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.

All college sophomores and juniors are eligible to compete for the scholarships, which provide a maximum of $7,500 each year for one or two years to cover tuition, fees, books and room and board. Each year, the College nominates up to four students for the Goldwater Scholarship Program. The Department Chairs Committee serves as the nominating body.

The Watson Fellowship

The Thomas J. Watson Foundation established the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship in 1968. The program offers college graduates of unusual promise a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel outside of the United States to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness and leadership, and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1984 by the six surviving members of America’s original Mercury astronauts. The Astronaut Scholarship is the largest merit-based monetary award given in the nation to science and engineering undergraduate students. Harvey Mudd College is one of 27 institutions—and the only non-doctorate granting school—selected by the foundation to participate in the program.