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Undergraduate Student Pace Setters Awards

In 1960, graduates of the College of Commerce shared a common interest in encouraging scholarship and leadership within the College.  That year, 132 of them joined together as new business leaders to fund and promote Pace Setters. They sponsored the first Pace Setters awards ceremony in 1961, honoring the College’s top business students. Since that time, more than 3300 business students have earned Pace Setter recognition (i.e. less than 5% of the total business school alumni population).

As the College’s top honor, the Pace Setter awards celebrate those students who excel both in and out of the classroom and who exemplify the purpose and passion that define Fisher students and graduates:  they are juniors and seniors who rank among the top 2% of their class and demonstrate exemplary leadership and service to Fisher and the community.

2013-14 Undergraduate Student Pace Setters Application

Minimum Criteria for Undergraduate Pace Setters Selection

  1. Be a Junior or Senior with a minimum GPA of 3.3 (note: 2012-13 GPA average was 3.6)
  2. Have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours at OSU and have been accepted into your area of specialization
  3. Rank among the top 2% of the class
  4. Provide evidence of leadership, including contributions made in a position of responsibility, such as executive board member, committee chair, etc. Membership in an organization will not be considered evidence of leadership. In the absence of being an executive board chair, committee chair, or the like, the burden of proving leadership is on the student (i.e. extensive philanthropic, service, work experience). In evaluating leadership experiences, contributions to Fisher College of Business will be more heavily weighted than Community contributions. Both quantity and quality of contributions will be considered.

Application Process

Now accepting applications: Apply here

Undergraduate students who wish to be considered for 2014 Pace Setters recognition must submit a complete application by Monday December 16, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Students will be notified in mid-February.

A recommendation from a Fisher College of Business faculty or staff member is required as part of the application. Once you submit your completed application, your Fisher recommender (indicated on your application) will receive a copy of your application along with the recommendation form.  Your recommender must submit the recommendation form no later than Friday January 10, 2014.

Contact Melinda McDonald, Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs and Advising, at mcdonald.18@osu.edu  for questions about the application or application process.