Kenneth R. Venderbush Award

Kenneth R. Venderbush Student Leadership Award

The Venderbush Award recognizes one senior who has demonstrated an exceptional blend of academic achievement and leadership efficacy while making significant contributions to the campus community.

Candidate Criteria:

  1. Must be a senior enrolled Fall and/or Winter semester;
  2. Must demonstrate a significant contribution to the campus community through their involvement;
  3. Must excel academically and show that they have been able to balance coursework with extracurricular involvement; and
  4. Must be sponsored by a GVSU faculty/staff member.

Following the nomination process, students will be contacted to complete the Nominee Response Form. The award recipient will receive an invitation to the annual GVSU Student Awards Convocation (April).

Venderbush Award Process

The nomination form can be submitted by the student candidate or by the faculty/staff sponsor. This form requires the following nominee information: First/Last Name, Email, Phone Number, G-Number, and Major. One faculty/staff sponsor letter of support (PDF), describing the involvement and leadership experience as stated in the award description, must be uploaded. The nomination form opens at the beginning of December and closes at the end of January. Following the nomination process, students will be contacted to complete the Nominee Response Form.

Venderbush Nomination Form

Following the nomination process, student candidates will be contacted to complete the Nominee Response Form. This form includes two reflective essays around the award criteria. This form is open for the month of February.

Venderbush Nominee Response Form

The Kenneth R. Venderbush Award applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff. The award recipient will receive an invitation to the annual GVSU Student Awards Convocation (April).



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