Student Involvement

Student receiving their award during the 2018 ceremony

The President's Award for Leadership

Since 1996, the President's award has been an honor bestowed annually to students and others representing the top leaders at WSU.  Recipients of this prestigious award demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community as well as to those who support leadership development in WSU students. 

President's Award Criteria & Categories

Celebrating Our Award Recipients

Each April WSU holds an award ceremony to celebrate recipients of the President's Award for Leadership, The Virginia E. Thomas Scholarship, and The Bruce and Willa Zwaschka Scholarship.  

Watch a live recording of Ceremony 2021

Meet Our Past Recipients

Jocelyn Granados Mejia

Virginia E. Thomas Endowed Scholarship 

Established by Virginia's colleagues, friends, and students, this scholarship is awarded concurrently with the President’s Awards for Leadership during the April Ceremony.

Learn more about the Virginia E. Thomas Scholarship

A Special Thanks to Our Ceremony Sponsors

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