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Outstanding Leadership Awards

Outstanding Leadership Awards

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Charles J. Ping International Leadership Award

International Student and Faculty Services created this award in 2010 to recognize outstanding leadership by an international student enrolled at Ohio University. This award is named for President Emeritus Charles J. Ping, president of Ohio University from 1975-1994, to honor his support for international education and exchange. President Emeritus Ping's leadership resulted in the expansion of international education at Ohio University. In 2016, a second category was added to recognize leadership and contributions to the international community by students who are not in F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status.

Kerrigan Family Scholarship

The Kerrigan Family Scholarship was created by the Kerrigan Family in 2012 to provide financial support to any student with a demonstrated financial need. The recipient must be involved in leadership activity within the Ohio University Athens Campus community and/or the Athens, Ohio community.

Outstanding Graduate Student Leader (Master's Level)

The Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award will be awarded to a graduate student pursuing their master's degree for outstanding leadership in extracurricular activities and/or community service. All graduate students pursuing a master's degree with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible. A student may be the recipient of this award once during their tenure at Ohio University.

Outstanding Graduate Student Leader (Doctoral Level)

The Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award will be awarded to a doctoral graduate student for outstanding leadership in extracurricular activities and/or community service. All doctoral graduate students with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible. A student may be the recipient of this award once during their tenure at Ohio University.

Outstanding Senior Leader Award & Outstanding Senior Leader - John Newton Templeton Award

The Outstanding Senior Leader Awards will be presented to up to eight Ohio University seniors for outstanding leadership during their collegiate careers. The Outstanding Senior Leader Awards are cumulative awards and are meant to recognize a collegiate record of leadership and service to the University and/or Athens communities.

All full-time undergraduate students with senior standing and a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible. Students may be the recipients of the Outstanding Senior Leader Award once during their tenure at Ohio University.

One of the Outstanding Senior Leader Awards is designated as the John Newton Templeton Outstanding Senior Leader Award, in honor of the first African American student to graduate from Ohio University in 1828. This award will be presented to a senior student who has made significant contributions to the life of African American students on campus.

Rudy Leadership Award

This award, instituted in 1986, is the result of the contribution of Joel S. and Marlene Rudy. The proceeds of their contribution are used to reward and recognize the exceptional leadership contributions, ability and potential of a currently enrolled undergraduate student who plans to be in attendance at Ohio University during the entire current academic year. All undergraduate students on the Athens Campus who have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA at Ohio University and are either first-year, sophomore OR junior standing are eligible.

Student Affairs Employee Scholarships

Established through generous gifts to the Division of Student Affairs Support Fund, student employee scholarships are meant to recognize the important role that students play in the work of the Division of Student Affairs at Ohio University. Scholarships will be awarded to those who demonstrate financial need. Scholarship categories include Academic Excellence and Excellence in the Workplace.