As a Miami Commitment student, you have a unique opportunity to be eligible for special awards and scholarships.
The first is the Miami Commitment Newcomers Award for Freshmen. This award is presented to the freshman student who shows outstanding dedication to the program. It is based on a combination of participation in the program (workshops attendance, completed evaluations, newsletter contributions, etc.), number of hours worked per week, GPA, and credit load. The winner of this award is announced during the Student Employment Award Celebration in the spring.
The second opportunity for Miami Commitment students is our Senior Excellence Award. In this awards program, Miami Commitment seniors are judged on how well they reflect the objectives of the program through their career development and program participation. The top seniors are nominated by the Miami Commitment program and the winner is selected by the award committee. Winners of the competition may receive scholarships or book awards.
Miami Commitment students are also eligible to participate in the Student-Employee-of-the-Year Award. Based on employer nominations and a record of exemplary service to his/her employer, a University of Miami student is selected annually for the honor of Student-of-the-Year.
An additional benefit available only to Miami Commitment students, is the chance for special recognition awards. Semester recognition awards are presented to students who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the Miami Commitment program. Opportunities are made available to Miami Commitment students through mailings and announcements.