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AU and University Honors | Annual Awards

The University Honors Program recognizes outstanding Honors students through awards given at the annual Honors Awards Ceremony.

Student Awards

Honors students can be nominated by other students, faculty or staff, or they can self-nominate for an Honors Award. Nominations should include a brief description--of 75 words or fewer, ideally--of how and why the nominee meets the criteria for one of the following award groups:

Outstanding Honors Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and the Scholars and Artists Award
These students’ passion for a subject—or for their studies in general—has carried over into extracurricular pursuits, and their classwork and course selections reflect a growing expertise as well as broad-ranging interests.

Students who may be considered for the highly selective Scholars and Artists Award may have presented papers or other significant projects at conferences or in other contexts on campus or beyond AU. When possible, please share details about these accomplishments.

Honors students are also eligible for the highly selective awards listed below:

Outstanding Leadership in Honors
This highly selective award recognizes Honors students who have served the Honors community with distinction while maintaining a record of high academic achievement.

Outstanding Leadership in the Community
This highly selective award recognizes Honors students who have served the AU community or other communities with distinction while maintaining a record of high academic achievement.