Professional Excellence Award

Professional Excellence Award

This award recognizes the student who has demonstrated excellent professional behavior and growth throughout the academic year through his or her activities on and off campus, and how the knowledge and skills gained from SCPD programs enabled that professional behavior. Factors that are considered in this award would include active participation in professional organizations, a willingness to dress, act and speak in a professional manner, and a demonstrated effort to improve professional skills and attributes through workshops, reading and other professional development activities.

Testimonials validating professional behavior from mentors, bosses, trainers, business professionals and others may be included on the essay.

The winner will be recognized on our website and social media platforms.


Written essays should be no more than three pages long, double spaced and document how, over the course of the academic year, the student has benefitted from specific SCPD learning experiences, and what the outcome may have been had it not been for these learning experiences.

This application becomes available in Spring:

  • Online Application 
  • Application Link will be posted on SCPD Homepage.
  • Essay to be uploaded onto the Online Application Form.
  • Testimonials (optional) must be uploaded or brought to the SCPD Office (COB 365) prior to the application deadline.
  • Applying for the Professional Excellence Award does not disqualify a student from applying for any other SCPD award.

Questions? Contact the SCPD Office via email at