Awards are made at Fall and Spring commencements to the six or more graduating seniors who achieved the highest cumulative scholarly records by the close of the preceding semester. At least three–fourths of the credits for the degree must be earned at Michigan State University with numerical grades by the close of the preceding semester. Fall, Spring, and Summer graduating seniors are eligible. The President of the University acts on behalf of the Board in determining the recipients of the awards.
Summer Board of Trustees Award recipients, please contact the commencement office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to participate in the December commencement ceremony.