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Georgia Institute of Technology Progress and Service Award What is the Progress and Service Award? The Georgia Institute of Technology Progress and Service Award was established by the Student Government Association to acknowledge students who have made a significant impact on the Tech community. This distinction recognizes undergraduate students who most portray the ideals of Progress and Service in their Georgia Tech careers. This award, which includes a stipend of $1000 each, will be granted to two undergraduate students and will be presented to the recipients at the annual Up with the White and Gold on April 28, 2011. Who is eligible for this award? Any undergraduate student in good academic standing will be eligible for the award. The student may not be a member of any branch of the Student Government Association. In order to be considered for this award, the applicant must complete and return the attached application. The SGA Academic Affairs Board will interview select finalists before making a final selection. When is the application due? The application is due on April 1, 2011 at 5PM and may be turned in to the SGA office located in the Student Center Commons. When are interviews? Interviews will be conducted during the week of April 11-15. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will be invited to an interview with the SGA Academic Affairs Committee during this time. When will I be notified about the status of my application? Final recipients will be announced by April 21, 2011 and the award will be presented at the Up with the White and Gold on April 28, 2011. Who may I contact for more information? If you have any questions about this award, you may contact Akshar Patel, Academic Affairs Board member, at avpatel@gatech.edu. Good Luck!


Important Dates • • • •

April 1: April 11-15: April 21: April 28:

Applications due by 5pm in the SGA office Interviews with the Academic Affairs Board Applicants will be notified of status and recipients announced Award presented at Up with the White and Gold


Georgia Institute of Technology Progress and Service Award

Name: ___________________________

Phone: __________________________

Email Address: ___________________ Major/Program: __________________

GPA: ___________

Semesters Completed at Tech: ______________________

Projected Graduation Date: ________________________

a) Please attach a separate sheet that that lists the organizations you are involved in, your leadership positions in each, and a brief explanation of what you have achieved through these opportunities.

b) Please list any service activities that you have been involved in: _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________ _______________ ____________________________________ _________________________


c) Essays:

1. Please list and describe three specific examples of what you have done to serve or improve the Georgia Tech community. (Max. 250 words)

2. Pick an issue on the Georgia Tech campus and propose a solution. (Max. 250 words)

3. Give one example that you feel represents your Georgia Tech experience. (Max. 250 words)

Please return to the SGA office in the Student Center Commons by 5pm, April 1, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Akshar Patel at avpatel@gatech.edu


Progress and Service