Student Awards

Oregon Tech students deserve recognition for their achievements, dedication and service. Any Faculty, Administrator, Staff, or Student may submit a student award nomination letter. You may nominate multiples students for the same award or one student for several, and a student may nominate him or herself.

How to Nominate a Student

  • Meet with the student to inform him/her of your desire to complete a Student Award Nomination.
  • Read the following instructions carefully as there are different processes for nominating a student for a Portland-Metro Specific Award and a University Award  

Portland Metro Awards: 

There are three distinct awards for Portland-Metro Students: The Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, the Outstanding Community Service Award and the Outstanding Student Involvement Award

If you are nominating a student for a Portland-Metro specific award, please use the following online forms to both submit a nomination and/or upload a letter of recommendation. 

2019 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
2019 Outstanding Community Service Award 
2019 Outstanding Student Involvement Award

Portland Metro Awards Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. on April 10, 2019 

University-Wide Award Letter of Nomination:

Additionally ALL Oregon Tech students are eligible for University Awards. If you would like to nominate a student for an University award, please write a nomination letter identifying the following:

  • The student’s name and which award you are nominating them to receive*.
  • Clearly state how the student meets the student award criteria** 
  • Give reasons why you are nominating the person for this award.
  • Include how you know the student and the nature of your relationships
  • Evaluate the students skills and accomplishments. 

*Nomination is only considered for the specific award stated in your letter. However, you may nominate a student for more than one award with a separate nomination letter. 

**Criteria for each award is available on this page under Student Awards Criteria.

University Award Nomination Letter Deadline: 5 p.m. on April 10, 2019 to

Letter(s) of Recommendation for Both Portland-Metro and University Wide Awards:

The Student Awards Commission requests that the student seek at least one recommendation letter (no more than 5) from a student, staff, faculty, friend or community member for both Portland Metro Awards and University Awards.  

The letter should express their support for the student award nomination with a few points from the award criteria.  These letters should include the student’s name, which award you are recommending the student receive, how the student meets the criteria for the award (please see criteria on this page.) Include a paragraph or sentence explaining how you know the person you are writing about and the nature of your relationship with them.  

Recommendation Letter(s) for the University Awards must be received by 5 p.m. on April 25, 2019 to

Recommendation Letters for the Portland Metro Awards ONLY may be uploaded by 5 p.m. on April 25, 2019 using the online forms linked above.  

Student Biography

All nominated students must complete the Student Biography form and submit this form before 5 p.m. on April 25, 2019.  This form is electronic and can be found by following this link: Student Biography Form

Nomination Review

The Student Awards Commission will meet in closed sessions to review the merits of each candidate. Students nominated for the Hiram M. Hunt Science Award or Academic Achievement Award may be asked to present to the Student Awards Commission.


The awards will be presented at the Student Awards Celebration in June 5, 2019 in room 201.  All student nominees and award recipients are invited to this event.  If the student you nominated is an award recipient, you (or someone from your department) will be asked to briefly introduce the student to accept the award.

Student Awards Commission

Erin Foley, Chair, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Dana Onorato, Portland-Metro Assistant Vice President for Student Services
Mostafa Saber, MMET 
Michael Pierce, Management, ETM
Greg Pak, Natural Sciences
Dawn Taylor, Medical Laboratory Science, HAS


Portland Metro Student Award Criteria

University Student Awards Criteria

Portland Metro Students may be selected for the awards listed below: