Lux Service Award

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Lux and Outstanding Student Leader Awards Nominee Application

If you are a student who was nominated for the LUX or Outstanding Student Leader Award, congratulations!  Click here to download a copy of the nomination form.  You must complete this form, and submit it by Friday, March 14 for further consideration.

Lux Service Award
The Lux is the official University seal; it illustrates a burning lamp of knowledge and the Latin word Lux, meaning light.  It is conferred in the spirit of keeping the light of service to others burning brightly at the University of Northern Iowa.  The Lux Service Award is the most prestigious award given to undergraduate students each academic year to acknowledge their exemplary service through their involvement in the campus community. 

Outstanding Student Leader Award
The Outstanding Student Leader Award is designed to recognize students who have excelled and exemplified outstanding service, dedication and leadership through their involvement and participation in university recognized student organizations. 

Selection Process
Selection of the recipients for each award will be based upon the selection committee's review of the submitted nomination forms, student's resume.  All applicants selected as finalist will also interview with the selection committee.  For this reason, it is very important that the information in the nomination form be presented accurately, completely, and clearly.  The committee takes into consideration how each nominee embodies a spirit of service within the University community.  Particular emphasis will be placed on any contributions made by the nominee that will leave a lasting impact on the University community.

The selection committee will be comprised of University of Northern Iowa faculty and staff. This committee is charged with selecting the undergraduate students who best exemplify the spirit of service and leadership to the University of Northern Iowa.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated service to the University of Northern Iowa.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student at UNI.
  • Completed 90 or more credit hours (senior standing) by the end of the spring 2014 term, and for Lux consideration must be scheduled to graduate during calendar year 2014 (Spring, Summer or Fall).
  • Required minimum University of Northern Iowa GPA of 2.5.


Anyone may nominate qualified students for the Lux Service Award and Outstanding Student Leader Award.  Click here to electronically submit the joint nomination form for both awards. Click here if you prefer to print and submit a paper copy.  Nominations are due February 21, 2014.

After the nomination is received by the Dean of Students Office, nominees are sent information about how to complete the nomination process if they are interested.

The nominee must then submit an application and resume to 118 Gilchrist by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014. Nominees who qualify will be considered as an award recipient for both awards.

The recipients of the Lux Service Award will be recognized during the 2014 Spring or Fall Commencement ceremonies. The nominees and recipients for both awards will be recognized during the Student Leadership Ceremony on April 15, 2014.