The 2017 Bucky’s Award Ceremony
The Bucky’s Award Ceremony is an esteemed banquet held during the spring semester that recognizes and celebrates both outstanding student leaders and student organizations at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Awards are presented to those individuals and student organizations that have demonstrated excellence in three areas: The Wisconsin Experience, Inclusivity, and Discovery. The main goal of the Bucky’s Award Ceremony is to recognize students that go above and beyond expectations to effectively serve the campus and community. This year, 5 Peer Mentor Awards at the Graduate level will also be selected and recognized at the Ceremony.
The 2017 Bucky’s Award Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 9 at 6:30 pm in Varsity Hall of Union South.
Registered student organizations and students from Undergraduate and Graduate programs can apply or be nominated for an award. A review committee will evaluate each application, and will come to a decision based on the criteria constructed for each award.
The application cycle will open January 17th and close Sunday, March 12th at 11:59 pm.
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Graduate Student Peer Mentor Awards
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Student Organization Award Applications
Individual Award Applications
Individual and Student Organization Awards
Bucky's Award Descriptions
Peer Mentor Awards
The Graduate Peer Mentor awards provide graduate students the opportunity to be recognized for stellar mentorship qualities. These graduate students are selected based on their ability to mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students in their departments. Selected mentors are honored at Bucky’s Award Ceremony celebrating their accomplishments. More information of these awards can be found at: https://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/mgn/peermentor
Dean’s Award of Excellence
Best New Student Organization Award
This award is given to a student organization that was founded within the last two academic years. They are awarded for their member participation, the successes they have had, and the unique contributions they bring to campus and the surrounding community. In addition, this organization has a plan for continued growth and achievement in future years and wants to continue to be a successful organization on campus.
Philanthropic Achievement Award
Outstanding Service Award
This award recognizes a student organization that has participated in service activities continually throughout the academic year and has hosted at least one service activity to the campus community. This student organization has worked consistently through dedication and perseverance to improve our campus and the surrounding community.
Outstanding Leadership Award
This award recognizes a student organization that has excelled in their use of leadership skills to work towards a positive change on campus or in the surrounding community. This organization has demonstrated excellence in the core values of the UW-Madison Leadership Framework, which include integrity, inclusive engagement, and connection with the community. In addition, the organization has developed leadership skills in both members of the organization and the community in order to support them as they engage in this positive change. Finally, this organization demonstrates continuous reflection to overcome obstacles and weaknesses that are encountered during the process of implementing the positive change.
Outstanding Senior Award
This award goes to a senior who has shown his or her ability to be a leader on campus and in the surrounding community. In addition, this student has shown growth and made a significant contribution to the campus community by making the most of their “Wisconsin Experience.” The students that receive the Outstanding Senior Award are those students that have been actively involved in the UW-Madison campus and community, those that are dedicated to its community, and those who associate strongly with the university.
Outstanding First-Year Freshman Award
This award goes to a freshman who has shown his or her ability to be a leader on campus and in the surrounding community. This student shows strong interest in furthering their involvement in a student organization, program, or cause and to create a unique mark on the UW community. In addition, this student has taken initiative within their involvement and encompasses important values and ideals of the “Wisconsin Experience”.
Most Involved Award
This award is given to an ambitious student in regards to campus involvement. This student is well rounded in their interests, actively involved in multiple organizations and programs on campus. This student applies the different skills acquired in the organizations to better improve themselves, the students on campus, and the surrounding community.
Individual Leadership Award
Outstanding Transfer Student Award
This award honors outstanding student leaders who have made a significant impact on the University of Wisconsin campus and surrounding community as a transfer student. This student has demonstrated his or her leadership through creating a unique mark on the UW community and successfully handling his or her transition onto campus through meaningful campus involvement. In addition, this student has taken initiative within their involvement and encompasses important values and ideals of the “Wisconsin Experience.”
Social Justice Advocacy Award
This award recognizes an individual or student organization that makes a strong and lasting impact on the Madison campus and community by promoting social justice and equality. They also have made great strides to educate and empower others to act on these beliefs.
Global Citizenship Award
This award will be given annually to recognize a student’s efforts to increase his or her awareness of global issues whether through an internship, formal study, or a volunteer project abroad. The reviewing committee will be looking for a student who applies different cross-cultural skills and values acquired through their experience abroad to better improve themselves and his or her surrounding community.
Conservation and Sustainability
This award recognizes an organization or an individual that has gone above and beyond to better their community in terms of sustainability and conservation. This student or organization demonstrates that they have had an impact on the Madison campus and community in helping to move toward a more sustainable environment.
Excellence in Post-Graduate Preparation Award
This award recognizes a student organization that excels in preparing its members for the future. Whether it is through networking sessions with members of the field, job fairs, or internships, this organization greatly values providing its members with outstanding employment and co-curricular opportunities that will allow them to succeed in the post-graduate world.