DSR Application FAQ and Helpful Hints
The Day of Student Recognition is an annual event hosted by the Office of Student Engagement to honor our students who are exemplary in leadership and service activities. Students may apply for DSR awards by submitting their application by February 26th, 2018 at 11:59pm.
The committee consists of 30 faculty, staff, and students. Each committee member is responsible for reviewing between 15-20 applications. The application consists of an activities resume and responses to 1-2 essay questions, totaling 2-4 pages. The review process will be done electronically between March 2nd-19th, 2018. The process is completely anonymous.
Yes, click the "save and resume later" button at the bottom of the form if you are unable to complete it all at once. You can email the link to yourself to complete it at a later time.
All applicants must be in good academic standing at the time they apply, which means they have both a term GPA and cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 or better.
Any student who is on academic probation during the application review process will be disqualified from consideration for any awards managed by the MSU Office Student Engagement.
Polished and professional essays are expected, using proper grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation. Applicant must address and answer the questions clearly and effectively, with supporting examples. The essays must be original, thoughtful and carefully considered. If you need assistance, please visit the MSU Writing Center in Wilson 1-114, or the following recommended website: www.owl.english.edu/
Applicant demonstrates strong leadership characteristics, organization, dedication, uniqueness, and/or motivation. Applicant demonstrates a progression in leadership experiences and appears to demonstrate the ability to lead and motivate others. Several examples of leadership opportunities: Lead an MSU Breaksaway trip, lead Service Saturday project, President of a student organization, was an ASMSU senator, etc.
Applicant's work has the potential to benefit our community and community members in a measurable and impactful way. Applicant demonstrates a genuine commitment to service and shows a willingness to engage in a variety of service opportunities. Several examples of service opportunities: Volunteered for a community organization, volunteered for a Service Saturday project, attended an MSU Breaksaway trip, volunteered for Rockin' the M, etc.
Essay refers to the questions asked and uses complete sentences, excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Applicant articulates a clear and compelling position with depth and specificity.
Unfortunately, late applications will not be accepted.
It depends on the award.
You will be notified on Monday, March 26th regarding the status of your application.
If you have questions you can email Laurynn Olson or call 994.2837!