Student Awards Group

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.

Portland-Metro Student 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 submit a nomination.

2021 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
2021 Outstanding Community Service Award
2021 Outstanding Student Involvement Award

Portland-Metro Awards Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on March 18th, 2021.

Letter of Recommendations:

Students who have been nominated will be contacted by March 19th, 2021. Nominees will be asked to provide the name of an 3 individuals who Portland-Metro can contact to complete a Letter of Recommendation. Student Services reach out to those individuals(s) and asked to detail the student's qualifications toward the judging criteria for the specific award.

Portland-Metro Awards Letters of Recommendation are due by 5 p.m. on April 2nd, 2021.

Student Biography and Resume

Nominees will be asked to complete a Student Biography that will include the student's accomplishments in the judging criteria for the specific award. Nominees will also be asked to attach a professional resume.
(Submit Student Biography and Upload Resume).

Portland-Awards Student Biography and Resume are due by 5 p.m. on April 2, 2021.


Winners will receive a plaque with their name and award engraved. Winners names will also be added to the Student Awards plaques on campus. All nominees will receive certificates. Winners and nominees will be celebrated via Oregon Tech social media outlets.

2020-2021 Student Awards Commission, Portland-Metro Awards

Erin Foley, Chair, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Jolyn Dahlvig, Portland-Metro Dean of Students
Holly Anderson, Associate Director Student Involvement and Success
James Eastman, EERE
Mostafa Saber, MMET
Matthew Search, Communications, HAS
Dawn Taylor, Medical Laboratory Science, HAS

University Wide Awards

All Oregon Tech students are eligible for University Awards. See list of University Wide Awards on the right.


If you are nominating a student for the University Wide Awards, 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 March 18, 2021 to

Letters of Recommendation:

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

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 2, 2021 to

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.

Student Awards History

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