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Student of the Month

Student of the Month

Students chatting outside Howard Hawks Hall


  • The Nebraska Business Student Advisory Board created the Student of the Month Award to recognize outstanding undergraduate students in the College of Business who have contributed to the engagement and community of the college.
  • At the end of the year, there will be seven winners of Student of the Month. These seven students will then be eligible to win a Student of the Year Award, which will be sponsored by a supporting, outside organization. The winner of Student of the Year will be awarded a scholarship of $500 provided by this sponsor organization.
  • The College of Business Student of the Month is a student who displays hard work in the classroom, active involvement within the college and the community, and leadership skills. This is a student who has devoted impressive time and effort to his/her education and personal and professional development. He/she is driven to be successful, is involved on campus, and is making a noticeable impact within the university or College of Business. He/she goes above and beyond normal standards and raises the bar for others. He/she stands out amongst his/her peers and is a positive influence on everyone.

Past Student of the Month Winners

  • September 2020 - Chloe Higgins
  • October 2020 - Olivia Rempe
  • November 2020 - Ahmed Ahmed
  • January 2021 - Michael Schneider
  • February 2021 - Meghan Schuette
  • March 2021 - Harley Edic
  • April 2021 - Lauren Mosser
Student of the Year
  • Ahmed Ahmed
  • September 2019 - Andee Capell
  • October 2019 - Ziyan Zhang
  • November 2019 - Clayton Spray
  • January 2020 - Matthew Ringler
  • February 2020 - Rachel Olig
  • March 2020 - Devan Buescher
Student of the Year
  • Matthew Ringler
  • October 2018 - Allison Olmer
  • November 2018 - Maggie Schlecht
  • January 2019 - Elaina Bailey
  • February 2019 - Trevor Maus
  • March 2019 - Samantha Kaus
Student of the Year
  • Samantha Kaus
  • January 2018 - Samantha Karr
  • February 2018 - Libby Gentry
  • March 2018 - Libby Schwemmer
  • April 2018 - Bri Ridenour
Student of the Year
  • Libby Schwemmer


Benefits of winning Student of the Month include:

  • Recognition within the College of Business
  • Ability to meet and connect with Dean Farrell and other faculty members
  • Qualification for the Student of the Year Award and $500 scholarship
  • Opportunity to connect with employers of the sponsoring organization

Selection Process

Students will be selected during each of the following months of the academic school year: September, October, November, January, February, and March.

Application Process

  • For the 2021-22 academic year, nomination deadlines are: October 3, October 31, December 5, January 30, February 27, April 3. If students are nominated, an email with the application link will be sent to you. Otherwise, students can apply without a nomination and will need to include a faculty or staff member's contact information for a reference.
  • Nominations and references will be carried over.
  • Applications must be submitted by the last Sunday of the current month to be considered for that month’s award.
  • Applications are available for submission at any point throughout the semester.

Selection Announcement

Student of the Month:

The student who is selected for Student of the Month will be announced during the second week of the following month. (For example, we will announce the September winner mid-October).

  • Winner will be announced via College of Business social media and the honoree will also be sent a personal e-mail from Dean Farrell. They will also receive a certificate from the office of the Dean.
  • The winners will also be recognized and listed on this page of the College of Business’ website.
Student of the Year:

The seven candidates and former student of the Month honorees will have a breakfast with Dean Farrell and representatives from the sponsoring organization. This will take place at the end of April. At the breakfast, the Student of the Year Award winner will be announced and the $500 scholarship will be presented. The winner will be recognized by listed on the College of Business’ website and the college's social media.

Selection Consideration

  • At least a 3.0 Cumulative GPA
    • (High School GPA if evaluating first semester freshmen)
  • Letter of Nomination - College of Business Staff/Faculty/Student (non-family member)
  • If students are applying for the award without a nomination, students will need a Faculty or Staff listed in the application as a referral
  • *Graduating seniors will be ineligible to receive the scholarship
  • *Only College of Business majors will be considered.