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 28th, 2014 Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Plaster Student Union, Grand Ballroom *Invitation ONLY

Nomination Due Date: Monday, March 3, 2014  Time: 4:00 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 Organization Advisor Outstanding Service/ Volunteer Program
  Collaborative Program
  Public Affairs Commitment

Click here for a description of each award category.


Applications and Nominations are now CLOSED!  Thank you for submitting a record number this year!