Advisor of Year
This award is presented to the club/organization advisor who has gone above and beyond the requirements of the advisor position. Recipients of this award must be either Volunteer Organization Advisors or Staff Organization Advisors for recognized student organizations.
Bridgewater's Best - Graduating Senior Recognition
The Award for Bridgewater's Best honors students for their outstanding impact on the BSU community. This award recognizes graduating seniors whose experiences demonstrate a significant, long-term record of service through leadership in campus organizations, community service or other impactful leadership during their BSU career. Recipients are considered among the most spirited of BSU Bears, have made a significant impact on co-curricular life and who utilize a leadership style that is an example for others to follow and exemplifies the values of BSU.
S. Elizabeth Pope Award - Senior Recognition
Each year the S. Elizabeth Pope Award is presented "...to that senior woman elected by the women in her class who has given of herself most generously in service to this College and in the promotion of good fellowship among her classmates."
Nominations are welcome from all members of the BSU Community. The recipient will be selected through an election open to all senior women in early April.
The Impact Award for Student Leadership
The Impact Award for Student Leadership is presented to individuals who have made a significant impact on their community, peers, members, programs and/or others around them.
Individuals will be honored for their work serving the broader community and/or as campus leaders. Nominations will be reviewed based on the following:
Unsung Hero Award
This award is presented to one student and one faculty/administrator/staff member who has assisted in the development of leadership and service opportunities for students within any area of the University beyond the call of duty. This individual should demonstrate achievement in the following areas:
Rookie of the Year Award
This award is given to up to two students who are in their first two years at Bridgewater State University and have demonstrated promising leadership in the community. They have shown their potential to make positive changes and/or impact through involvement in student organizations, community service, and/or other areas of the University, and we look forward to watching them grow in their remaining time at BSU!
Bridgewater Alumni Association: Future Alumni Leader Award - For Seniors
This award is based on the premise that strong student leaders become strong alumni leaders. Bridgewater Alumni Association - Future Alumni Leader Award recognizes an outstanding Bridgewater State University senior who has demonstrated commitment to forging an ongoing connection with the university community for students and alumni through BSU community involvement and lives the motto : "Not to be Ministered Unto but to Minister"
You've Got BSU Spirit Award
This award is given to up to any two BSU students who are extraordinary examples of BSU school spirit. From how they wear the bear, to how they support their fellow classmates, their commitment to the mission and values of the University makes them stand out from the crowd.
Frederick Clark and Carrie Kulick Clark & Dean David and Judy Deep Student Leadership Scholarships
The Frederick Clark and Carrie Kulick-Clark & Dean David and Judy Deep Student Leadership Scholarships are awarded to four students (could include undergraduate and/or graduate students), in the amount of $500/each, for their leadership contributions that have increased in depth and breadth as well as aided in transforming student life at Bridgewater State University during the academic year. Most importantly, this award recognizes excellence in those who embody the ideals of true leadership. Please note, as of 2024, these awards will be selected through the traditional BSU Scholarship selection process. Click here for more information - applications open on 2/1/2024 and close on 3/15/2024.
Student Organization Program of the Year Award
The Student Organization Program of the Year Award is presented to the organization that has organized an outstanding program during the academic year that has enhanced the quality of life at Bridgewater State University and in the surrounding community.
Programs are rated based on how the following criteria are fulfilled. Not all must be met, but stronger consideration is given for programs that meet multiple criteria:
We define "program" as a single occurrence event or a series of events, trainings and other student planned activities. New ideas and first time programs will be given special consideration.
Outstanding Student Organization
The Award for Outstanding Student Organization is presented to student organizations who have made a significant impact on their community, peers, members, programs, and/or others around them.
They meet one or more of the following criteria:
The David P. Deep Vice-President's Award for Organization of the Year
The David P. Deep Vice President for Student Affairs Award is presented to the organization of the year that has enhanced the quality of life at Bridgewater State University and in the surrounding community. The award is given in honor of David P. Deep, Vice President emeritus for Student Affairs.
Submissions will be rated based on how well the information provided demonstrates how the organization has fulfilled the following criteria during this academic year:
Award finalists may be asked to speak with the Selection Committee to review application and answer additional questions about your nomination.