Most Improved Student Award

Most Improved Student Award Ban

Did you have a rough Fall 2013 semester
and are looking to make a big improvement this Spring semester?
Did you do fairly well last semester but are ready to shine this semester?

The Department of Social Sciences announces its inaugural Most Improved Social Sciences Student of the Year award. Awards from 2014-2016 are possible through a gift from the PNCWA. Winners receive a one-time $250 award. Nominees for the 2014 award must be declared majors in one of the five degree programs in the Department of Social Science (BABS, BLS, History, Psychology, and Social Work) and enrolled full time (12 credits or more), for each of the semesters under consideration, and must be registered for the semester the funds are received. Students may receive the monetary award only once. Two runners-up will also be selected and recognized with a 2014 Certificate of Achievement. Winners of the monetary award and runners-up will be featured in the Department of Social Sciences Newsletter and Chancellor’s Newsletter and will be recognized during the Department of Social Sciences Majors Luncheon.

Students wishing to compete for the 2014 award should submit their official school transcripts for both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters to Dr. Carla A. Pfeffer (, via email as an electronic attachment, by June 1, 2014. Students are expected to self-nominate and understand that their Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 GPAs will be verified with the PNC Registrar. The *most improved* winner and runners-up will be selected based on the greatest total positive difference between Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semester GPA calculations. The winner and runners-up will be announced before the Fall 2014 semester.