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The annual University Student Life Awards (USLA) recognises and honours students, as well as faculty and staff, who have contributed towards fostering an exciting and vibrant campus life in SMU through their involvement in CCAs and university events.

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AWARDS

The SMU Excellence in Student Life President's Award is the highest honour conferred by the university to an individual in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to student life. The award winner is an all-rounder who has significantly enhanced social, recreational, educational, sporting and/or cultural life of SMU students, the University and/or Singapore.
INDIVIDUAL/GROUPS NO. OF WINNERS AWARD BENEFITS

INDIVIDUAL

1 WINNER

$1500 + TROPHY + CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION

The SMU Excellence in Student Life Gold Awards (Arts) honour an individual and CCA group for their contributions to arts and culture development. The winning individual and group must have achieved artistic excellence, proficiency and contributed significantly to the arts and culture within their fraternity, and SMU.

The SMU Excellence in Student Life Gold Awards (Sports) honour an individual and CCA group for their contribution to sports. The winning individual and group must have demonstrated sporting achievements, proficiency, and promoted sports excellence within their fraternity, and SMU.

The SMU Excellence in Student Life Gold Awards (Special Interest Groups) honour an individual and CCA group for their contribution to special interest, community service and adventure. The winning individual and group must have shown proficiency and promoted excellence in special interest, community service and adventure within their fraternity, and SMU.

The SMU Excellence in Student Life Gold Awards (Student Leadership) honour an individual and CCA group in the area of student leadership. The winning individual and group must have shown excellence and contributed significantly to student leadership standards within their fraternity, and SMU.

INDIVIDUAL/GROUPS NO. OF WINNERS AWARD BENEFITS

INDIVIDUAL

4 WINNERS (1 FROM EACH CLUSTER)

$700 + TROPHY + CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

GROUP 5 WINNERS (2 EACH FROM THE ARTS AND SPORTS CLUSTERS; 1 FROM THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS CLUSTER) $700 + TROPHY + CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
The 4 individual and group runner-ups from the Arts, Sports, Special Interest Groups and Student Leadership fraternities will receive the Tan Tee Chee & Tsan Kah Ngooh Excellence in Student Life Silver Award. Winners must have contributed significantly to the development of their CCAs and enhanced the artistic, sporting, special interest, community service and adventure or student leadership standards within their respective fraternities.
INDIVIDUAL/GROUPS NO. OF WINNERS AWARD BENEFITS

INDIVIDUAL

4 WINNERS (1 FROM EACH CLUSTER)

$500 + CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

GROUP 5 WINNERS (2 EACH FROM THE ARTS AND SPORTS CLUSTERS; 1 FROM THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS CLUSTER) TROPHY + CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
The SMU Excellence in Student Life Bronze Awards recognise 40 individuals and 4 groups across the Arts, Sports, Special Interest Groups and Student Leadership fraternities. Winners must have contributed significantly to the development of their CCAs and enhanced the artistic, sporting, special interest, community service and adventure or student leadership standards within their respective fraternities.
INDIVIDUAL/GROUPS NO. OF WINNERS AWARD BENEFITS

INDIVIDUAL

40 WINNERS (20 FROM EACH CLUSTER)

$100 + CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

GROUP 5 WINNERS (2 EACH FROM THE ARTS AND SPORTS CLUSTERS; 1 FROM THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS CLUSTER) TROPHY + CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

The SMU Outstanding Achievement in Student Life Award honours individuals and CCA groups in the following areas:

  • Arts
  • Sports
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Student Leadership

Winners must have attained notable achievements at national, regional and international levels and/or contributed significantly in their respective CCA categories.

INDIVIDUAL/GROUPS NO. OF WINNERS AWARD BENEFITS

INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP

NO CAP - AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO ALL WORTHY INDIVIDUALS

TROPHY + CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The SMU Faculty/Staff Contribution to Student Life Award recognise SMU faculty and staff who have demonstrated strong support and/or made significant contributions to student life and co-curricular learning.
INDIVIDUAL/GROUPS NO. OF WINNERS AWARD BENEFITS

INDIVIDUAL

NO CAP - AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO ALL WORTHY INDIVIDUALS

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

Established in 2011 by former Dean of Students Associate Professor Low Aik Meng, these awards recognise innovative students who have made significant contributions to the SMU community or society at large. Recipients of the Award should have spearheaded and managed extraordinary initiatives to enhance the welfare of SMU students or the distinctiveness of SMU student life and the SMU brand, supported student integration efforts, or championed social or environmental causes locally or in overseas communities.
INDIVIDUAL/GROUPS NO. OF WINNERS AWARD BENEFITS

INDIVIDUAL

UP TO 2 WINNERS

$1500 + CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION

 

APPLICATION FORMS

Please use the forms below, for the following award categories:

SMU EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT LIFE AWARD (TO APPLY FOR AWARDS 1-4 ABOVE)

 

SUBMISSION

Submit your soft-copy application/nomination forms for all award categories to: studentleadership@smu.edu.sg

Please label the subject of your email in the following sequence E.g. [2018 USLA, Award title, Individual/group/CCA Cluster]

For enquiries, please email Ms Sim Yi Hui at studentleadership@smu.edu.sg

The deadline for all award submissions is 7 January 2018 (Sunday), 2359 hrs.

 

 

 

Last updated on 17 Nov 2017.