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The 2016 Magnolia Awards

Posted by on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Blog, News.

Student leaders and organizations are encouraged to apply for a Magnolia Award.  Applications may be completed via Anchor Link and will be open until February 19th at 5:00 pm.  Some awards provide a monetary gift.

About the Magnolia Awards

The Magnolia Awards recognize the innovative and exceptional efforts of both students and student organizations at Vanderbilt University. Award recipients have demonstrated strong leadership capabilities through engagement in academics, service, health, diversity, arts, faith, and more. Through challenging the current status quo, encouraging collaboration, participating in public service, and creating opportunities for social change, these students deserve recognition and celebration.

The individual awards honor students who have demonstrated leadership and community service in areas ranging from academic achievement to community service efforts. The individual award winners will be notified prior to the Magnolia Awards ceremony. The award recipients will be announced through the Magnolia Awards ceremony program.

For the first time, the Magnolia Awards will recognize the work of student organizations on campus. The student organization awards include: Most Meaningful Service, Best Intercultural Awareness Program, Best Collaborative Program, Best Arts Program, Best Interfaith Program, Best Health & Wellness Program, and Best Diversity & Inclusion Program. The award winners will be announced during the award ceremony.

Magnolia Awards Ceremony

Every spring, an award ceremony is held to celebrate Magnolia Award recipients and their work on behalf of the campus community. This event is open to all Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff members.  Whether you are an award recipient, a student organization member showing support, or just a spectator, we invite you to be a part of this memorable experience. The 2016 Magnolia Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 6th at 6 pm in the Student Life Center Ballroom.

Visit the Magnolia Awards Webpage for more information.

Questions may be directed to Wil De Los Santos at