Professional and Scientific Early Achievement in Administration Award

Objective: To recognize Professional and Scientific Staff who have demonstrated exemplary performance and been with the College for 7 years or less.

Eligibility: ISU Employees who have been in a Professional and Scientific Position in the College of Human Sciences for 7 years or less as of March 1.

Amount of award: $500

Number of awards: One per year, although the College of Human Sciences Awards Committee reserves the right to not select any recipient in a given year.

Criteria: Has demonstrated innovative, creative or original ways to accomplish job responsibilities and effect positive change, has established a pattern of reliability and responsibility in performing job duties, has made an effort toward continual personal and professional development, has exhibited service to their department or unit and the College of Human Sciences, fosters a spirit of cooperation and has strong interpersonal relationships with fellow employees, exhibits potential for future contributions to their department or unit, the College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University, and/or the community.


  1. Nomination form (doc)
  2. Statement of no more than three pages describing why this person deserves the award. The purpose of this statement is to persuade those reviewing the nomination that this candidate is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant behaviors whenever possible.
  3. A copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae/resume
  4. Preface item 7 with a list of the names and positions of the letter writers and indicate their relevance to the nomination.
  5. Include at least three statements from (maximum one page each) from faculty, students or other employees with whom the employee works. These statements must be written specifically for the nomination.


Submissions must be in .pdf form and submitted via email to by noon on the first Tuesday in February. Please name your PDF file "Award title, Last name of nominee" before submitting it (ex: Professional and Scientific Early Achievement in Administration, Lee).

If selected, obtain a head-and-shoulders photograph of the individual suitable for publishing