Robins Award Selection Process
The Robins Awards are among the most coveted of all Utah State University honors. Many of the Robins Awards are selected through student nominations from which a selection committee evaluates the nominees to choose a recipient (Bill E. Robins Memorial Award; Man, Woman, Achievement, and Organization of the Year; and the Val R. Christensen Service Award).
Other Robins Awards are restricted to one nomination per college. This means each of the eight colleges at USU select one person from their college to forward to a Robins Award Committee that then selects a recipient from the eight college nominations. Awards requiring college nominations are listed below.
College Robins Award Nomination Process
The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR) selects its nominees by taking nominations from QCNR students, faculty, and staff, after which a designated QCNR selection committee chooses the College nominee for the Robins Award (see QCNR Awards page for specific details on the QCNR nomination and selection process). The College nominee receives a College award and is honored at the College's annual Awards Banquet.
Once the College nominee is selected, the nominee must prepare a nomination packet to be reviewed by a Robins Award Selection Committee or a committee convened by the Off of Research and Graduate Studies, depending on the award. For specific details on the materials required, see the information below.
Materials Required for University-level Nomination
Once the College has made its selection, the College nominee must compile a nomination packet to be reviewed by the University selection committee.
The department office of the nominee may be enlisted to help with the compilation. The Dean's Office can provide guidance on packet contents if requested. The Dean's Office will submit the packet to the appropriate office. .
- Legacy of Utah State Award
- Scholar of the Year
- Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year
- Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year
- Faculty University Service Award
- Doctoral Student Researcher of the Year
- Master's Student Researcher of the Year
- Graduate Student Teacher of the Year
- Undergraduate Researcher of the Year
- Faculty Researcher of the Year