Student Leadership Awards

The University of West Florida Student Leadership Awards are meant to recognize a collegiate record of leadership and service to UWF and the Pensacola community.


2018 Student Leadership Awards Applications now open!

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Student Leadership Awards Application

Spring 2017 Recipients

  • Hal Crosby Leadership Award - Jacob Hebert
  • Linda O. Dye Award or Kenneth L. Curtis Award - Kaitlyn Englund
  • Deborah L. Ford Emerging Leader Award - Leonie Dupuis
  • Outstanding Student Leader Award - Timothy Jones
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award - Amanda Haggard

Description of Awards

Hal Crosby Leadership Award

The up to $1,000 award, established in 1997 in memory of UWF's founding President, is given annually to a graduating senior in recognition of sustained leadership and service to the University.  To be eligible, the applicant must have completed at least the junior and senior years at UWF and must have graduated either Fall 2016 or will graduate Spring or Summer 2017.

Note: Receipt of this award could affect your financial aid.

Linda O. Dye Award or Kenneth L. Curtis Award

Given to one female student (Linda O. Dye Award) and one male student (Kenneth L. Curtis Award) for significant contributions, sustained leadership, and service to campus life at UWF. Must be a currently enrolled senior at UWF with a 2.50 or higher cumulative UWF GPA. Students considered for these awards are those who have, through their time, energy and creativity, worked to enhance activities, intercollegiate athletics, or the development of traditions. Each award comes with a $500 scholarship.

Note: Receipt of this award could affect your financial aid.

Deborah L. Ford Emerging Leader Award

Must be a currently enrolled freshman or sophomore at UWF (less than 60 credit hours) with a 2.50 or higher cumulative UWF GPA.

Outstanding Student Leader Award

Must be a currently enrolled junior or senior at UWF (60 or more credit hours) with a 2.50 or higher cumulative UWF GPA.

Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award

Must be a currently enrolled graduate student at UWF with a 3.00 or higher cumulative UWF GPA.

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