Student Employee of the Year

To honor a student employee who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the areas of reliability, quality of work, initiative, and professionalism.

Method of Recognition:

The first place winner will receive a check for $250 and a plaque.

The second place winner will receive a check for $150 and a certificate.

The third place winner will receive a check for $75 and a certificate.

All nominees will receive a certificate.


Students must have been employed for a minimum of 3 months full-time or 6 months part-time between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 (anticipated).  

Nomination Process:

A completed Nomination Form, separate Nomination Letter, and a worksheet describing the accomplishments of the nominee should be submitted by Mid-February; exact date will be published in GRCC TODAY.  The accomplishments worksheet should be based on the selection criteria. The Nomination Letter should be as comprehensive as possible to give the nominee the best chance to win this award.  Contact Christopher Allen in Student Employment Services for a copy of the Nomination Form.

Selection Criteria:

Students will be evaluated on the following qualities, which should be broke out into individual sections.  Sections 1 - 5 may not be longer than 2 pages.


2.Quality of Work



5.Uniqueness of Contribution (In case of a tie, uniqueness of contribution should be the deciding factor)

6.Additional information which you feel qualifies her/him to be considered for the award of Student Employee of the Year (section 6 is not to exceed 2 pages). 

*Please submit only one nomination per student employee as this is all that can be considered.

Selection Process

A team comprised of Grand Rapids Community College staff members will evaluate the nomination letters mainly on the 5 qualities of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Please note that although department members may collaborate, multiple authors or signatures of support does not strengthen nomination letter. Additional materials such as a second letter of recommendation, performance evaluations, etc. will not be accepted.

Student Employment Services, 1st floor, Main Building