National Student Recogition Program

Recognizing Outstanding Seniors in Agronomy, Crop, Soil, & Environmental Sciences

The National Student Recognition Program recognizes outstanding seniors at a four-year institution and second year students at a two-year institution that has an active chapter affiliated with the Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences (SASES) and is a current member of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and/or Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).  The program is supported by the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA and recipients receive a plaque and recognition in the April issue of CSA News.

Nominations are now open for 2016 submissions.
2016 National Student Recognition Program Flyer(PDF)



Students must be 2016 seniors at a four-year institution or a second year student at a two-year institution
Students must belong to an active chapter of SASES
Students must be members of ASA, CSSA, and/or SSSA as of February 9, 2016


Selection Process and Criteria

Students should be selected by a committee of at least three faculty members appointed by the head or chair of the department. It’s advisable if the chapter advisor or advisors were members of the committee.
The principal criteria are:

  • Scholarship—50%
  • Leadership Activities—35%
  • Personal Traits—15%


Deadline and Submission

The deadline to submit names and photos of the recipients is February 9, 2016.
Submit the following information online.

  • Student name as it should appear on the plaque
  • SASES chapter and school names
  • Mailing address*
  • Student email
  • A professional head-and-shoulders color photo at high-resolution, at least 300 dpi. TIFF (1st choice) or JPG (acceptable). GIF not acceptable. Attach photo to email. Photos sent in the body of an email cannot be accepted.
  • Faculty advisor and email


*Plaques will be sent to this address unless otherwise noted

View the 2013 Award Recipients(PDF)

View the 2012 Award Recipients (PDF)

View the 2011 Award Recipients (PDF)

2018 Spring Meeting

The 2018 Spring Meeting will be hosted by the University of Lincoln-Nebraska April 12-14, 2018.  Check out their website for more information here.