Outstanding Student Awards
WHAT IS IT? It's a contest designed to reward your work while abroad!
Since 1999, this is the award through which Syracuse University in Florence has sought to formally recognize students who have aspired to the highest levels of integration into the Italian culture, demonstrated academic excellence through in-class performance and exceptional engagement in the local community.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Step 1: Students nominate either themselves or peers via the online application form (Deadline is Tuesday, March 21 by midnight). Professors will also nominate students based on in-class performance. Professor nominated students will be notified via email and asked to fill out the application form if they accept the nomination by Monday, March 27.
Step 2: The Outstanding Student Award Committee will select 10 top students. These students will then write an essay or produce a project in which they will be asked to reflect on three topics relating to students’ educational and Italian experience. (Deadline to submit is Tuesday, April 18 by midnight).
Step 3: The Award Committee plus some faculty will then select the top 3 essays/projects.
Step 4: The 3 winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 20th by the Spring 2017 Student Committee, which will be in charge of the ceremony. All top 10 finalists should be present at the ceremony as they will illustrate to the public their projects/essays.
How are the Outstanding Student Award winners honored?
The top 3 winners will be announced and all 10 finalists will be honored at the Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 20th. Essays/Projects will be displayed in the limonaia in the days before the ceremony.
At the Award Ceremony the top 3 winners will receive personalized letters of recommendation to use in their future educational projects and a monetary prize. The other 7 finalists will each receive a Certificate of Merit.
We invite you all to consider this opportunity that will acknowledge your academic achievement, learning and cultural immersion during your semester abroad in Florence.