Welcome! The Clemson University Rising Star Award is an annual award given to a first or second year student who is currently involved in leadership or service activities at Clemson University and actively pursuing future leadership roles. The recipient of this award sets a strong example for other student leaders and motivates peers to make a positive impact on the Clemson community.
The Rising Star Award is administered by New Student and Family Programs in the Division of Student Affairs.
Award criteria are:
A first year or second year student with a minimum of 15 credit hours completed at Clemson University.
A minimum GPR of 3.0.
Currently involved in leadership or service activities at Clemson University.
Actively pursuing future leadership roles.
Completed application. Self-nominiation is accepted.
Contact information for one reference from Clemson (student, staff or faculty).
The winner will be recognized and honored with a plaque at the annual Student Awards Banquet in the spring.
2016: Nicole Eppig
2015: Chesney Thomas
2014: Darien Smith
2013: Ali Fehling
2012: No award presented
2011: Kody Frey
2010: Melanie Francis
2009: Ashley Lawhon