What are the STAR Awards?
In 1996 Missouri State University hosted the first ever Student Talent and Recognition (STAR) Awards Ceremony. Each year the STAR Awards ceremony honors outstanding student leaders and student organizations which have been nominated by various organizations, students, faculty, and staff. Since its beginning, STAR Awards has recognized over 350 students, organizations, and advisors at Missouri State.
About the awards and 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.
2021 STAR Awards
This occasion is best described as a business formal/cocktail event which surrounds its guests with elegant décor.
- Monday, April 26th
- Location: To Be Determined
- Ceremony @ 5:30 p.m.
- Reception @ 6:30 p.m.
2021 STAR Awards nominations
- To nominate an individual or an organization, click one of the two categories below and find the appropriate award below in the table
- Nominations will be accepted beginning Monday, January 25th through Monday, February 22nd at 5pm
- Self-Nominations are not accepted for the Individual Category
Review award descriptions
Questions about STAR Awards?
If your questions are not addressed through our FAQs, please call the Office of Student Engagement at 417-836-4386.