2016 Pal—Make A Difference Award

photograph of Jaspreet Pal

The Pal—Make A Difference Award is an endowed award, established in 2006 by University Unions Advisory Council member Jaspreet Singh Pal (BBA ’95) to encourage university leadership and public service. It is presented annually to a student at UT Austin whose individual program or initiative has made a significant contribution to campus life or the broader community.

The recipient will receive a check for $1000 and a certificate.

The 2016 is now open. Application packets can be picked up in person in the University Unions Executive Director's office (UNB 4.124). The deadline for applying is Friday, February 26 at 5:00 pm.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Submission of a completed application by the February deadline

The application consists of:

  • Candidate information form (enclosed in application packet)
  • Personal statement describing a specific program or initiative that benefited UT campus life or the broader community
  • One letter of recommendation from a University of Texas faculty, staff or fellow student

Faculty and Staff may submit a nomination for a student by returning the completed nomination form to our office. This form can be found HERE. Any questions, contact Megan McMillin at 475-6600.

(Note: The application periods for the Pal—Make A Difference Award and the J.J. “Jake” Pickle Citizenship Award run concurrently. Eligible students may apply for both awards.)

The award will be presented at a luncheon on Friday, April 29, 2016.