Nomination Information

Nomination Information

Who may be nominated?

The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence acknowledges students for outstanding achievements. We are seeking nominations of students who have best demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include leadership, campus involvement, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, or career achievement. Only students graduating with a degree between June 2020 and May 2021 are eligible to apply. 

Nomination Form for the 2021 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

Who Nominates? 

Nomination process

Allowable Number of Nominations

Campuses may nominate one candidate for each 1,750 total AAFTE (Average Annual Full-time Equivalency) with a minimum of one nomination and a maximum of fifteen nominations per campus. (e.g., a campus with 2,000 AAFTE students may submit two nominations; a campus with 7,300 AAFTE students may submit up to four nominations; a campus with 17,700 FTE students may submit up to 10 nominations).

Directions for Submission of Nominations to System Administration

  1. Click on the Campus Nomination Form. Create a username and password so that you can return to your work.
  2. Complete the form (one per nominee)
  3. Attach a support letter or email from the college president. You can save and return to add this at a later time (prior to February 14th)
  4. All forms must be completed by February 14, 2020.

Selection Process

A SUNY-wide selection committee, involving several campus representatives and System Administration staff, will review each nomination and recommend award recipients. By March 7, a letter will be sent to each award recipient and a list of recipients will be sent to the campus president.

Recognition Ceremony

On April 22, 2020 a university-wide event held at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, New York, will allow students, their families, and campus presidents or designees to convene to celebrate recipients of this award. Students will sit by campus at the ceremony so that as they are called to the stage they will receive the award from their campus president, or designee, and the Chancellor. Students receive a medallion and a certificate.