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Graduation Awards


Please read all of the important information and instructions before completing the online application.

Fall Convocation: October 3–5, 2018

Eligible students need to successfully complete their program of study between June 2–August 31, 2018 and have submitted a graduation credential request form and application to attend the convocation ceremony.


  • President’s Outstanding Graduate Awards - $500 each

    These awards are presented annually by the President and are meant to encourage KPU students in all fields of study to excel in their program choice and participate in university, student and community activities that benefit others. One degree program graduate and one diploma program graduate will be recipients of this award.

    Criteria: These awards are presented to students who have completed all study in an individual KPU program, have demonstrated outstanding ability in their field of study, have contributed in a significant way to KPU, student and/or community affairs, and have applied and been accepted for graduation.

    A student may only receive this award once.

    Students must include faculty reference letters with their application or may ask instructors to email directly to the Coordinator, Scholarships and Awards, 


    Students must submit a documentation package in support of their online application. This may include faculty references or volunteerism/community activity references or any other material the applicant feels is relevant to their application. Please include two (2) copies of all submitted documentation.

    Supporting documentation must be hand delivered or mailed to Student Awards & Financial Assistance, on any KPU campus, on or before the posted deadline.


    The Online Application is located by clicking on "Apply Here" below and logging in to the KPU Online Self-service (OSS) portal. After logging in, please follow these steps:

    1. Click on "Student Menu"
    2. Click on “Student Awards and Financial Assistance”
    3. Click on “Award Application”
    4. Select Application Type "Fall Term 2018 - Graduation Awards/October Convocation," click “Apply” and begin completing the application.

      NOTE: The President’s Outstanding Graduate Awards are based on volunteer/community/KPU involvement and references from faculty. Students must submit documentation to support the online application by supplying the necessary letters of reference for each activity and from at least one KPU instructor. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    5. Click “Yes” to the terms & conditions on the Personal Declaration page in order for your application to be submitted successfully.