The Ingenuity Awards

Hampshire thrives on the passion, energy, dedication, and determination of our students. The Ingenuity Awards honor students who have made a significant contribution to our community.

The Ingenuity Award winners for the academic year of 2021-22 will be announced on Friday, April 8, 2022.

What are the student Ingenuity Award criteria?

Any currently enrolled student may be considered a candidate to receive the Ingenuity Award. Students are not eligible to win two years in a row, allowing other students an opportunity to be recognized. (See list of those honored.) We are seeking nominees who have demonstrated outstanding initiative and/or attained significant accomplishments that have contributed positively to the College. This includes but is not limited to: student group involvement, student governance, individuals who devote time to planning activities that enrich our community, and those who have demonstrated exemplary leadership through academic means and/or community service.

How do I nominate a student for an Ingenuity Award?

Follow this link or visit the Forms section of HampEngage to submit a nomination for the 19th Annual Ingenuity Award. You'll need to include the student(s) name, email, and preferred pronoun, in addition to your name and contact information. Your recommendation should include the capacity in which you know the student and why you believe that student should be considered to receive this award. The more details you can provide, the better chance your nominee has of being chosen. Please note: an excerpt from the nomination will be published and read aloud at the awards dinner to provide a glimpse into the student’s accomplishments. In writing your nomination, we encourage you to highlight the student’s accomplishments in the first paragraph to be published, then expand upon their involvement throughout the body of the letter.

Who can nominate a student for an Ingenuity Award?

Hampshire staff, faculty, and students. Please note that students cannot nominate themselves.

When is the deadline for nominations?

No nominations will be considered beyond the deadline: Tuesday, April 4, 2022 at Noon.

How are recipients selected?

While we appreciate and recognize the efforts of all nominated individuals, our selection committee will choose only the strongest nominees as our 2022 Ingenuity Award recipients.

We look forward to hearing about all the wonderful ways Hampshire students have contributed to our community!