Quest for the Best 2013



Applications are now available for the “Quest for the Best”!

The 27th annual “Quest for the Best” awards seek to recognize outstanding student leaders who have typified and promoted the mission of the university. This Vice Presidential Student Service award is given each April to the “best of the best” at SDSU – those students who excel academically and through community and campus involvement. This award recognizes individual excellence in academics, campus involvement, and community service.

Applicants will be evaluated in four areas:

1) Academic excellence, including grade point average (a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0 is required),    individual research, participation in professional and academic societies, involvement in departmental activities, etc.;

2) Student involvement and commitment, including student organizations, student government and college councils, The Daily Aztec and KCR Radio, housing, fraternity/sorority life, athletics, honor societies, etc.;

3) Community service outside the SDSU campus, including volunteer work with medical, social service, theatrical, artistic, cultural, political entities, etc.; and

4) Leadership qualities and development, including the degree of involvement and initiative within activities, the furtherance of intercultural understanding, and evidence of the development of positive, ethical decision-making.

Nominations are open to regularly enrolled San Diego State University students who have completed at least one year at SDSU and at least 75 units of college work.  The submitted application materials will be screened by a selection committee.  The finalists will be invited for an interview.

To apply, complete a “Quest for the Best” application.  For an application and complete instructions go to  Your completed application package must be submitted electronically to Lauren Sparacino in Student Life & Leadership, at by Monday, February 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm. All documents must be in the “.doc” format.



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