The first group of awards involve academic achievement by class. Awards are made to the non-graduating freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the highest cumulative grade point averages. Certificates are also awarded to all students with cumulative grade point averages above 3.8. The awards and honors policy governing the recognition of academic achievement states that eligible students for recognition, with the exception of first-year freshman, must have attended at least two semesters as full-time students at Northwest University.
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Academic Awards by Major for Graduating Students
The next group of awards involve academic achievement in the various majors. To qualify, a student must have at least a 3.0 grade point average for coursework completed within the major.
Finance And Accounting
Political Science And History
Religion And Philosophy
Teacher Education Elementary
Teacher Education Secondary
The College Success Foundation has partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to offer Achievers Scholarships and mentoring support to approximately 500 highly motivated students per year. Over a 14-year time frame, over 5,000 Washington students will receive approximately 100 million dollars in scholarship support. These scholarships are available to students from 16 selected Washington high schools that have large percentages of low-income students and that commit to major school redesign based on the "Attributes of High Achievement Schools.
The first class of Achievers Scholars enrolled in the university in Fall 2001. Northwest University has had four Washington State Achiever Scholars graduate over the last three years. This year we have two graduates who are Washington State:
A representative of the College Success Foundation joined the students on the platform to present them with a special Washington State Achiever Honor cord to recognize their achievement.
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded at Yale University in 1929. The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members, in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. Students are required to be in the top 35% of their class academically.
Sigma Tau Delta confers distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and profess ional studies. The Society also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the field of language. Members are recognized because of their outstanding achievements in the field. Sigma Tau Delta has over six hundred active chapters in colleges and universities, and it inducts approximately seven thousand members annually. The 2010 graduating members of Northwest Universitys Sigma Tau Delta chapter, Alpha Lambda Kappa, are as follows:
The Senior Chapel Speaker awards are presented to the following 2010 recipients.
This award is presented to two students selected by graduating seniors and the faculty to address their peers during the 2010 Baccalaureate Chapel and Commencement Service.
The Student Life Awards will be presented by our Vice President of Student Development.
Outstanding Female Student
Outstanding Male Student
M. John-Patrick OConnor
Servant Leadership Award
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009