Department of Campus Involvement

  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Leadership

Excellence in Leadership

Each spring, the Department of Campus Involvement holds an annual Excellence in Leadership Awards Banquet. This award identifies and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership while at St. Cloud State University based on an evaluation of their academic commitment and leadership experiences.

The 29th Annual Excellence In Leadership Banquet will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Have student status during the current academic year. Current students who meet the requirements listed below are eligible to apply. In addition, Fall 2016 graduates who meet the GPA requirements are eligible to apply.
  • Undergraduate Student minimum cumulative GPA- 2.5 and at least 90 credits earned at the end of Fall 2016
  • Graduate Student minimum cumulative GPA- 3.5 and at least 18 graduate semester credits by end of Fall 2016 (a minimum of 18 semester credits earned at SCSU)

Applications are available now through the Huskies Scholarships database. You can edit and submit your application by logging in at using your Star ID and password. Then, search for "Excellence In Leadership" and the application will come up.

For more information and tips for completing the application, CLICK HERE

The deadline for 2017 is Monday, February 6 at 4pm!

Dennis M. Thayer Award

The Dennis M. Thayer award is given annually to the top scoring student in the Excellence In Leadership application process. In addition to a small monetary award, these winners join a distinguished group of Alumni whose commitment to leading and serving others exemplifies the life of former St. Cloud State staff member Dennis Thayer, who was killed in an auto accident in 1995.

2015 Excellence in Leadership Award Winners

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Previous Excellence In Leadership Winners