Renaissance Student Award

The arts, languages, and philosophy department will present the Renaissance Student Award to a senior, graduating in spring or winter 2021, who exhibits the qualities of a Renaissance person. The winner will receive a certificate of recognition and $1,000 in the form of a check (for a senior graduating in spring 2021) or a scholarship (for a senior graduating in winter 2021).

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 29, 2021.

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About the Award

This award was inspired by 2012 Missouri S&T alumnus Ryan Shubatt. Ryan is a petroleum engineer, artist, athlete, and musician. He chose to maximize his time here at S&T by developing multiple facets of himself—he was a true Renaissance student. With the Renaissance Student Award, we want to encourage and recognize more students like Ryan, who aspire to be well-rounded individuals who engage their whole persons in all that they do.

Ryan Schubatt
Ryan Shubatt, 2012 S&T alumnus

A Renaissance Idea

"In May of 2012, Ryan Shubatt was playing piano in the Havener Center for the opening reception of the 7th Annual Student Art Show. When he stopped playing so that I could introduce the show to our guests, it occurred to me that Ryan was a “Renaissance Student” in the making. Until that day, I had no idea he played piano.

While Ryan was at Missouri S&T, he developed many facets of himself in some depth. Ryan is an engineer, athlete, pianist, artist, sculptor, and a model for drawing class. (This is only what I know of him) A small town Iowan, Ryan said he wanted to take advantage of every opportunity he could access while here. There are possibly many students like him at Missouri S&T. This is the kind of whole person we aspire to graduate from S&T."

- Luce Myers
Lecturer, Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

 

 

 

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Award Criteria

The Renaissance Student Award will be presented to a senior, graduating in the spring or following winter semester, who demonstrates substantive engagement in some creative pursuit in the arts and humanities and meets multiple criteria on this list. The student:

  1. is successfully self-actuating in more than one discipline;
  2. shows expertise in several facets of self-development;
  3. exhibits talents, skills, and engagement in music, theater, sports, visual art, dance, writing; languages, communications, and/or philosophy;
  4. integrates two or more facets of interest and development in the above areas in a unique and productive manner;
  5. is able to share, perform, and apply his or her talents and abilities to create a better world for self and others;
  6. shows initiative;
  7. shares with others applicable insights gained from his or her studies, practice, travels, and perspective;
  8. shows evidence of the accomplishments in the above areas (for example, through written, recorded, filmed, or created media or live performance);
  9. participates in multi-cultural environments.

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Application

The completed application process involves the following:

  1. As soon as possible, elicit three letters of reference, at least one of which must be from a Missouri S&T faculty member. Other letter writers can include employers, coaches, mentors, other faculty, etc. Choose your letter writers carefully. They must be able to attest to your achievements.
  2. Submit a personal essay of 500-600 words.
  3. Fill out the application linked below.

Essays and letters of recommendation can be sent to alp@mst.edu.

The deadline for submitting the application is Monday, March 29, 2021.

click here to apply 

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Previous Award Recipients