Jannen Renaissance Scholar Award

By: Ryan Miller

We’re getting down to the final months for graduating seniors. Just a few more months, and they will walk across the stage, grab their diploma, and move onto the working world. In celebration of the outstanding achievements of the Trine University undergraduate students, the Jannen Renaissance Scholar Award will be given to two graduating seniors (one from engineering or business and the other from arts and sciences or education) and a faculty member will also be awarded.

Started in 1991 by Dr. Robert L. Jannen, this award was created to recognize outstanding academic achievement of students, along with a faculty member who has shown excellence in their profession. The purpose of the award is focused not only on preparing students for the work force, but also highlighting their skills outside of their desired profession. Along with winning the award, there is also a cash prize given out to the winners of the award. Some of the previous winners include Cyrus Colyer and Fernando Bauzo.

The award for students is given out to recognize those who have a breadth of interest and skills. Students who are presented this award demonstrate skills outside of their specific major. The first student award is for engineering or business students who have significant skills in non-technical classes. A variety of skills should be displayed, including a special interest in fine arts, athletics, and writing among others. The second award is for the students from the school of arts and sciences or the school of education. These students will have to demonstrate some technical expertise, or some skillset outside of their field of study.

The teaching award goes out to the faculty member who shows a breadth of interest and skills, and also takes into account professors who encourage students and other faculty members to pursue their interest and skills. All graduating seniors and professors are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity. If you would like to apply, contact Dr. Jeanette Goddard by 5pm on February 15, 2019.