An encouraging word from a faculty or staff mentor might make the difference in a talented student applying for a December 2010 Gold Axe Award, presented to outstanding undergraduate seniors.

Each semester, NAU presents small gold axe pins to student body seniors who have made outstanding contributions to the university in the areas of academic performance, service and extracurricular activities.

The deadline for the fall 2010 Gold Axe Award applications is 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Applications may be completed through the Student Life website at nau.edu/studentlife/awards.asp.

Applications will only be accepted electronically. E-mail as an attachment to Rick.Brandel@nau.edu.