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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 up to fourteen winners of Student of the Month. Up to two students will be awarded each month. These winners will then be eligible to win a Student of the Year Award, which a supporting, outside organization will sponsor. The Student of the Year winner will be awarded a scholarship of $500 provided by this sponsor organization unless awarded to a graduating student. In this scenario, we will award a second Student of the Year award to a non-graduating student to receive the $500 scholarship.
  • 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 2023 - Carlie Davis and Eleanor Dunning
  • October 2023 - Bruno Salles and Nathan Ray
  • November 2023 - Eduardo Sicilia and Trinity Hansen
  • January 2024 - Rebecca Koppelman and Stockton Graham
  • February 2024 - Nikolas Mainieri Mancio and Aaryan Naik
  • March 2024 - Victoria Diersen and Jade Erickson
  • April 2024 - Sarah Hindmand and Esther Liong
Students of the Year
  • Aaryan Naik and Nikolas Mancio
  • September 2022 - Maria Heyen and Lindsay Rickers
  • October 2022 - Hayden Lloyd and Ethan Heinemann
  • November 2022 - Khaliun Battogtokh and Elizabeth Kenes
  • January 2023 - Taylor Shellenberger and Tyler Vander Woude
  • February 2023 - Charles Dutton and Connor Utech
  • March 2023 - Samuel Gilbert and Zheng Nian Yop
  • April 2023 - Sydney Gray & Rafe Chang
Students of the Year
  • Maria Heyen & Elizabeth Kenes
  • September 2021 - Karly Statter
  • October 2021 - Emily Kist
  • November 2021 - Hassib Latifi
  • January 2022 - Jake Bowman
  • February 2022 - Jayna Ghose
  • March 2022 - Kennedy Johnston
  • April 2022 - Donald Nam
Student of the Year
  • Jake Bowman
  • 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

Selection Process

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

Application Process

  • The application and nomination deadlines for the 2024-25 academic year are: October 7, November 4, December 2, February 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5. If students are nominated, an email with the application link will be sent to them. 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 are available for submission at any point throughout the semester.

Selection Announcement

Student of the Month:

The student(s) who are 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(s) 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 Student of the Year Award winner will be announced in May. The winner will be recognized by being listed on the College of Business’ website and the college's social media.

If a graduating student wins Student of the Year, we will choose a second, non-graduating student to be awarded the $500 scholarship.

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.
  • *No more than one graduating senior will be selected per month