The Office of Student Life is asking faculty and staff mentors to encourage outstanding graduating seniors to apply for the Gold Axe Award by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

The Gold Axe Award is presented each semester to seniors who have made outstanding contributions to the university in academic performance, service and extracurricular activities. Online applications are available here.

Students selected to receive the Gold Axe Award will be honored at a reception November 10, along with the NAU faculty or staff member they name as having the most significant impact on them during their undergraduate career.

The tradition of the Gold Axe Award dates back to 1933, a year after the student body adopted an axe as the symbol for Lumberjack athletics. Students selected for a Gold Axe Award also are eligible for the President’s Prize, considered the highest student recognition from the university.