Smeal Board Sponsorship Award Guidelines
Smeal Board Sponsorship Award
Number of Awards
One award is given each year, assuming the nominee is approved by the selection committee.
Smeal graduating seniors.
Honors an outstanding Smeal graduating senior with demonstrated leadership in the Smeal College and outstanding scholarship. The award provides a travel and lodging stipend to attend two Smeal Alumni Society Board meetings in the first year after graduation. In addition, the award pays for the recipient’s membership fee for the Penn State Alumni Association during the sponsorship period.
Nominations are solicited from Smeal faculty, staff, student organizations, and current Smeal Alumni Society Board At-Large Directors and Ex-Officio Directors.
The selection committee includes, but is not limited to, the Smeal Alumni Society Board’s Awards task force, Executive Committee, and Smeal’s Director of Alumni Relations.
Nomination materials are sent via e-mail to the faculty and staff list serve; to the Manager of Student Organizations to distribute to undergraduate student groups; to the MBA Student Services Director to distribute to MBA student groups; to the Director of Ph.D. Programs to distribute to Ph.D. students; and to the Smeal Alumni Society Board members. Nominations are typically sought in mid September and due in early November. The award is presented to the recipient in a formal ceremony during the annual Smeal Alumni Society Board’s Awards program.
Smeal's Alumni Relations Office
Phone: (814) 865-7831