Sponsored by the USF Alumni Association The Outstanding Graduate Award is open to all graduating seniors. It recognizes one graduating senior each semester, who has demonstrated exceptional achievements in the areas of leadership, community service, work experience, and school spirit. The president of the University and a representative of the USF Alumni Association recognize the Outstanding Graduate during the Commencement exercise. The Outstanding Graduate is honored as a special guest at Commencement and is seated on stage with the distinguished platform party during the ceremony. USFSP Outstanding Graduate Award Letter and App -Fall 2014.