Student Employee Scholarships & Awards


Selection Criteria

photo of a student employee in the fitness center

Student Union and Campus Recreation Scholarships are awarded to deserving student employees who work in the Student Union Administration or Campus Recreation offices. To apply for the Achievement Awards, The Dorothy Ward Hayes Scholarship, and the Lorna G. Dawes Award, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be in good standing with the university and employed by the offices of the Student Union or Campus Recreation no later than the first day of Spring semester of the current year
  • Remain employed by the their office for at least one academic semester after the receipt of the scholarship (summer or fall)


Students applying for the awards mentioned above will be evaluated on following:

  • A commitment to their job and their office's mission
  • Work above and beyond the call of duty
  • Exceptional leadership or extracurricular involvement that positively enhances their office, Wright State University, and/or the community
  • Financial need

Application & Selection Process



The 2024-2025 Wright State University Online Scholarship Application deadline is March 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Recommendation Forms (PDF) | (DOC) must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Scholarship Selection Committee, Student Union, 186 Student Union by the stated deadline. Scholarships will be awarded at our annual Student Union Awards Program in April.



All applicants will be invited to have an interview with the Scholarship Selection Committee. The interview which consists of standard questions will last for approximately 15-20 minutes. It is recommended that students present themselves in a professional manner for the interview.


Follow-up Meeting

All applicants who attend an interview will be invited back for a follow-up meeting. In this meeting, students will receive feedback from their interview which is an excellent opportunity to improve their skills before beginning job interviews after graduation. Applicants will also be informed whether or not they will be receiving a scholarship.


Selection of Recipients

Award recipients are selected based on an overall rating of the ten items below. A scale of 1-5 will be used for each.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Response to Interview Questions
  • Presentation of Self
  • Involvement
  • Financial Need
  • Commitment to Mission of Job
  • Volunteerism