Selection Criteria

Bemidji State University Alumni Service Award recipients are selected by the Alumni & Foundation Board of Directors for significant volunteer and service contributions to their community, state and nation. Eligible nominees must be graduates of Bemidji State University.


Nominations for the Alumni Service Award can be made by anyone but an immediate family member (including parent, spouse, child and sibling) of the nominee, or the nominee them self. Faculty and staff of Bemidji State University, as well as members of the BSU Alumni & Foundation Board of Directors, are not eligible for consideration until after completion of service. Attachments, including letters of recommendation, will be not be accepted. Please refrain from using acronyms, abbreviations and jargon. Applications are due March 1st. If you have questions, please contact the Alumni & Foundation at 218-755-3989 or toll-free at 877-278-2586 or

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