About the Deans' Award
The Deans' Award for Academic Achievement, inaugurated in Spring 1988, is given each year to between five and ten extraordinary undergraduate students. These students deserve campus recognition for academic endeavors that might not otherwise be celebrated.
The Deans' Award honors students for exceptional, tangible accomplishments in the following areas:
- Independent research
- National academic competitions
- A presentation or publication for a regional or national audience
- Superior performance in the creative arts
Students selected for the awards have more than a high grade point average or success in coursework. Outstanding transcripts are usually recognized by honorary societies (Phi Beta Kappa, for example, or Tau Beta Pi). Also excellent honors theses are rewarded with prizes, such as the Firestone or Golden Medals.
Faculty nominate students for the Deans' Award. The award recipients are honored at a ceremony and receive a gift card.