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Bachelor of Science in Public Health Ut Prosim Service Award

The Public Health Ut Prosim Service Award draws its name from Virginia Tech’s motto: That I May Serve. The Public Health Ut Prosim Service award is presented to a Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduating senior(s) who epitomize the values inherent in that motto through service to the major, department, college, university and/or community.

Public Health faculty and staff are able to present qualified nominations to Katie Cross by March 17, 2023. Students are encouraged to self-nominate and all nominated students should submit their documentation to kcross@vt.edu by March 27, 2023.

The selection committee will be comprised of 4-6 members from the Department of Population Health Sciences.

Criteria for Award: All candidates must be seniors majoring in Public Health who are scheduled to graduate May 2023, Summer 2023 or December 2023.

  1. Applications will be evaluated in the area of demonstrated service to the major, department, college, university and/or community.
  2. No student currently (at the time of nomination or subsequent terms) on probation as a result of University Honor Code violations is eligible.
  3. Special Consideration is given to students who served as a BSPH Student Ambassador or BSPH Peer Mentor or those serving as a student representative on program, department, college, and university committees as well as engagement in other public health service and academic opportunities across campus and in the surrounding community.

Application materials:

  1. Biographical Information form (online form)
  2. A resume that highlights the applicant’s service during their collegiate career (in academic and non-academic settings), (2-page maximum).
  3. Student reflection on “Ut Prosim” and the value of service (1-page maximum).

Recognition: Award winners will be provided a with a graduation cord and will be recognized at the Public Health Graduation and Awards Reception on Thursday, May 11th at 10:00am outside the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Nomination Packets should be submitted to kcross@vt.edu by March 27, 2023.

2023 submission deadlines:

Nominations from faculty and staff: March 17

Student self-nominations and nominations of other students: March 23