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Student Competitive Award


This $500 program award is a competitive award for all the full-time students enrolled in the business degree program at Penn State New Kensington.



Students who are eligible to compete for this award must be enrolled full time in the campus business degree program or in their final semester completing internship. They must have completed at least 45 credits towards the degree and be currently enrolled in their fourth or greater semester of the program. Their current cumulative grade-point average must be 2.5 or higher.



The primary consideration in granting the award is the quality of the student’s paper on the topic “Why I chose the business program and my career development plan”. The paper length should be 600 – 800 words. The award selection committee will review the papers on the basis of writing skills, organization of paper, and creativity. Students must submit a typed (electronic copy in MS Word) paper by email attachment to Dr. Yang XU by October 15th, 2014. The award recipient student will be notified no later than October 30th, 2014. The student must agree to have the paper published on campus publications and media and provide a current electronic photograph of the student to be published with the paper. Questions should be directed to Dr. Yang XU.