The Foundational Champion Award acknowledges staff members who have consistently demonstrated exemplary dedication, commitment, and contributions to the University of North Texas community. This award aims to acknowledge those individuals who may not always receive the spotlight or recognition but play a crucial role in the success of the university. Up to 4 recipients may receive a one-time payment of $1,000 and a commemorative engraved gift, which is presented during the Staff Appreciation Luncheon during Staff Appreciation Month.

Read the nomination form in English or the nomination form in Spanish.


•The staff member must be in a UNT retirement-eligible staff position for at least 12 consecutive months.
•The staff member must hold a position lower than the level of Director.
•The staff member may not have received any formal disciplinary action or performance improvement planwithin the twelve months prior to the nomination date.
•The staff member may not have received any staff award within the previous three years.


•Nomination may be made by any UNT employee or student.
•Complete the fillable form, giving specific examples of how the staff member has met or exceeded the criteria,and keeping within the allotted word allowance. Additional attachments will not be accepted.
•Submit the completed document electronically or print and deliver to Human Resources, Support and ServicesBuilding, 116H.
•Human Resources will verify eligibility for all nominations.
•All nominations will be reviewed by the Staff Awards and Recognition Committee and the toprecommendations will be submitted to the President's Cabinet.
•The final recipient(s) will be selected by the President's Cabinet.