STAR Awards

What is STAR Awards?

STAR Awards (Student Talent and Recognition) is an award ceremony that celebrates individual and organizational accomplishments throughout the year. Missouri State University hosted its first ever STAR Awards in 1996 and has recognized over 300 students, advisors, and student organizations since its beginning. Check out our previous award winners at STAR Legacy.

This occassion is best described as a business formal/cocktail event which provides a buffet dinner and surrounds its guests with elegant decor. 

Date: Monday, April 27, 2015 Time: 5:30pm

Location: Plaster Student Union, Grand Ballroom *Invitation ONLY

Nomination Due Date: Monday, March 2, 2015  Time: 5:00 pm  *CampusLINK form process

About the Awards & Application Process: On average,150 applications are submitted to the Office of Student Engagement each year and nominations are taken from faculty, staff, students, and student organizations. We encourage you to make nominations for every award possible, for there are two categories: organization and individual. All nominations may be completed utilizing the CampusLINK form.  *No applications will be accepted via email or physically.  Only those submitted utilizing the online nomination form will be accepted.

        Individual Category     

Organization Category

First Generation Mark of Distinction/ Distinguished Merit
Outstanding Freshman  Most Improved Organization 
Outstanding Sophomore  Diversity Development 
Outstanding Transfer Student  Leadership/ Membership Development 
Outstanding Junior Outstanding New Organization 
Outstanding Senior  Outstanding Academic/ Educational Program 
Outstanding Graduate Student Outstanding Diversity/ Multicultural Program
Outstanding Leader Outstanding Philanthropic Program
Outstanding Non-Traditional Student Outstanding Service/ Volunteer Program
 Living Our Values Collaborative Program
 Outstanding Organization Advisor Public Affairs Commitment

Click here for a description of each award category.


Click here to submit Applications and Nominations BEGINNING January 12!