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Student Employee of the Year

Every spring, as part of National Student Employment Week, KSC selects a Student Employee of the Year. This student will be selected as an employee who best embodies the contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college. The contest is sponsored by the Financial Aid Office.


In order to be eligible for nomination, a student must:

  • Be a full-time enrolled undergraduate or graduate student

  • Have a GPA of 2.75, or better, at the time of nomination.

  • Have been employed for a minimum of three months, full-time (20 hrs/week), or six months, part-time (9–15 hrs/week), between June and May (anticipated). This is equivalent to working 240 hours during the academic year.

  • Be employed by the nominating department.

  • Not be currently employed as a resident assistant, graduate assistant, or teaching assistant.


Student Employee of the Year nominees will be honored, and the overall winner announced, during National Student Employment Week in April. All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition and will be honored during National Student Employment Week. KSC’s Student Employee of the Year will receive a plaque recognizing his/her accomplishment and a prize package. Their nomination will be forwarded to the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA) for consideration as Northeast Student Employee of the Year.


All KSC staff and faculty who currently employ a student are invited to nominate a student worker for the Student Employee of the Year for exemplary student employment service.

The Nominations:

  • Must be submitted by a direct supervisor
  • Are open to all KSC departments/offices and supervisors who employ at least one qualifying student
  • Are limited to one per department/office, except in departments that employ more than 15 students. These departments may submit one nomination per every 15 student employees.