Outstanding Student Veteran Award


  • Framed Certificate
  • Engraved plaque to be displayed on campus honoring winners


  • Nominees must be active military, reserve, or national guard or a veteran having served in the U.S Armed Services.
  • Nominees must be enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto during the semester of nomination.
  • Student veterans who have demonstrated academic achievement and who have made a meaningful contribution to the University or broader community may be nominated. Nominees do not necessarily have to be in an assigned leadership role. 

Criteria for Judging

  • Difficult circumstances to overcome in order to pursue higher education
  • Success in coping with numerous roles
  • Innovative approaches to meeting personal education needs
  • Supportive of other veterans returning to school
  • Contributions to campus and/or community
  • Sensitizing the institution to the needs of student veterans


  • Nominations accepted from any Mont Alto student, faculty, or staff member. 
  • Nomination must include
    • Letter of nomination outlining the student’s qualifications for the award as they relate to established criteria (see below)
    • Nomination Form (see below)

Selection Committee

  • Student Veteran Club Advisor
  • Director of Development Representative
  • Faculty Member
  • Director of Student Affairs (non-voting)


March 2nd

Past Recipients

2016       Joshua Hersl
2015       Benjamin Stephey
2014       Joshua D. Adams
2013       Allen Stephey

Nomination Form

Please use this resizable area to write a detailed nomination - up to a two-page equivalent.
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