The award recognizes up to three students annually who demonstrate the best use of their participation in the National Student Exchange exemplifying the high standards by which Bette Worley, NSE’s president, has developed and managed the National Student Exchange. Nominated by either the home or host campus coordinator, students are evaluated by the NSE Council with winners given a cash award of $500.
Candidates are judged on the following criteria.
- Accomplishments achieved because they were on exchange and probably could or would not have been done at the home campus.
- The accomplishment must be able to be demonstrated. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Research paper
- Exceptional creative work
- Community contribution
- Campus contribution
- Unusual activity that has lasting impact and significance on the life of the student
- Unusual activity that has lasting impact and significance on the life of the other students on the campus or people in the community
- Unusual activity that has lasting impact and significance on the life of the people in the community
- The accomplishment must be judged as outstanding by those who observed the process and the resulting accomplishment.
- The accomplishment is intentional, planned and successfully completed during the exchange.
- Priority is given to academic accomplishment but consideration is also given to social welfare service, contribution to the campus or community environment, unusual and creative use of time on exchange or other activities deemed appropriate by the Council.