CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award

Community Program Overview

The Utah Jazz and CenturyLink are partnering with the STEM Action Center to recognize outstanding students that have demonstrated a commitment and passion for excellence in STEM.

Every month during the NBA season, Utah students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 can be nominated for the CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award. CenturyLink will honor two students that demonstrate exemplary performance in areas of science, technology, engineering and math through academic excellence, team work, involvement in and out of school STEM-related activities, and continued commitment to advance in STEM area.

We are accepting nominations for your outstanding student to be recognized during an upcoming Utah Jazz game! Please see official rules for details.

Nomination Process:   

Once a month, the STEM Utah board will select two winning students for the STEMi Award. Nominations form must be filled out completely. Areas left blank will be disqualified and not entered into the program. All nominations must be submitted by teachers or a school administrator.

Application Deadline Jazz Game
10/23/17 11/03/17
11/20/17 12/04/17
1/05/18 1/15/18
02/13/18 02/23/18
03/07/18 03/17/18
03/26/18 04/05/18

Selection Process:  

A panel of passionate STEM supporters from the industry, education and government will review nominations and select the awardee that has made outstanding contributions to their peers, school or community to advance and enhance STEM learning and achievement. Winners will be selected by the STEM board members and notified a Utah Jazz representative.

Award details:

The recipient of this award will receive four (4) tickets to a preselected Utah Jazz game. The student will receive an on court recognition, featured on the scoreboard and receive a personalized Utah Jazz jersey.

Dates:

The STEMi Award Program ends on April 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. MST. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE AWARD THE WINNER MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE JAZZ GAME. Winners Announced during one of the following game: Nov 3, Dec 4, Jan 15, Feb 23, Mar 17 and April 5th.

Requirements for nomination:

  • The student who receives the Utah Jazz/CenturyLink/STEM Action Center must be able to attend the designated Utah Jazz game.
  • Student must be a Utah Resident
  • Student must be in grades 6-12
  • Student must excel in STEM learning and achievement as well as encourage and assist others to do the same

Special NBA restrictions apply due to the nature of this award:

  •  The student must live within 75 miles of the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City
  • The student cannot be actively participating in a school’s basketball program

$10,000 donation!

In addition to the student recognitions, CenturyLink will present a $10,000 donation to STEM Utah at halftime during the Utah Jazz game April 5, 2018. The contribution will support STEM Utah’s efforts to promote the best educational practices in math and science studies that align with industry needs and support Utah’s long-term economic prosperity.

Please fill out the following form to nominate a student for the award:

CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award

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Please read the following criteria and ensure that the student you plan to nominate is qualified for the award. Then fill out the form on the next page.  

 

Requirements for nomination:

  • The student who receives the Utah Jazz/CenturyLink/STEM Action Center must be able to attend the designated Utah Jazz game.
  • Student must be a Utah Resident
  • Student must be in grades 6-12
  • Student must excel in STEM learning and achievement as well as encourage and assist others to do the same

Special NBA restrictions apply due to the nature of this award:

  •  The student must live within 75 miles of the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City
  • The student cannot be actively participating in a school’s basketball program


Please provide your contact information:








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Nominee

Please tell us about the person you are nominating by answering the following questions. 










Please tell us why this student should receive award.  Your narrative should include the following: 

  • An improvement in scores or letter grade in a STEM-related course or program
  • Maintenance of a B or higher in a STEM-related course or program
  • Achievement in activities that promote or support academic excellence such as outstanding attendance
  • Participation in out-of-school STEM-related activities
  • Impact on peers to achieve excellence in STEM-related activities

 

Please limit your narrative to two pages, double-spaced.

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