Outstanding Student Award
Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award

Overview
The Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award recognizes outstanding scholastic excellence and high moral character, coupled with demonstrated exemplary service to classmates, university, community, and country. This program is administered by the Los Angeles Area Alumni Chapter.

Begun in 1965, this award has become a traditional means of providing recognition to deserving electrical and computer engineering students. In 1975, the name was changed to the "Alton B. Zerby Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student Award" to honor and perpetuate the memory of Mr. Zerby, a long-time leader and executive secretary of Eta Kappa Nu. In 1993, the name was further changed to include Carl T. Koerner to honor and perpetuate the memory of Mr. Koerner, an HKN member who had a life-long dedication to Eta Kappa Nu, including serving as its president. Mr. Koerner was the fifth recipient of the prestigious HKN Distinguished Service Award (1975) in recognition of his contributions to the field of electrical engineering and to Eta Kappa Nu.

All chapters should consider nominating the outstanding senior each year. The nominee must graduate with a bachelor's degree within the academic year in which they are nominated. He/She will be asked to complete a questionnaire, and all applications must be received by June 30 of each year.

A jury of distinguished electrical and computer engineers selects the recipient of the OSA Award, as well as honorable mentions, from among all applications received. This award is presented during the Annual Meeting of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA), held in March each year. Reasonable travel expenses for the winner are paid for by HKN, and a $1,000 award honorarium and engraved plaque are presented.

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