Renaissance Student Award

The arts, languages, and philosophy department will present the Renaissance Student Award to a senior, graduating in May, August, or December 2022, who exhibits the qualities of a Renaissance person. The winner will receive a certificate of recognition and $1,000*.

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 18, 2022.

*The prize money is processed through Student Financial Assistance, and applied to the student's account. A refund is issued if the student is graduating in May 2022, or issued a scholarhsip if graduating in August or December 2022. E-mail alp@mst.edu with questions. 

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Award Criteria

The Renaissance Student Award will be presented to a senior, graduating in May, August, or December 2022, who meets multiple criteria on this list.

The student:

  1. Is successful in more than one discipline.
  2. Shows initiative and discipline in personal development.
  3. Exhibits talents, skills, and engagement in the performing and visual arts, music, athletics, written and verbal communications, languages, and/or philosophy.
  4. Integrates two or more of the above areas in an innovative manner.
  5. Shares, applies, and/or performs their talents to cultivate a better world for themselves and others.
  6. Demonstrates initiative, with regards to the above items.
  7. Can provide evidence of their accomplishments, via written, recorded, filmed, created media and/or live performance.

Application

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Application requirements:

  1. Three letters of recommendation. At least one must be from a Missouri S&T faculty member.
  2. A 500-600 word personal essay.
  3. Completion and submission of the application linked below.

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

The deadline for submitting all application materials is Monday, April 18, 2022.

Finalists will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Link to Application 

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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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Previous Award Recipients