All awards listed here are presented during the Student Honors Convocation. Additional awards are presented during individual departmental and college celebrations. Please consult with the departments/schools and colleges on the procedures for additional awards. Student award recipients must be currently enrolled unless otherwise noted. To provide for consistency, the ordering of plaques will be coordinated by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
Helen Hansen Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Outstanding Student Athlete Award
Senior Vice Chancellor Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
Senior Vice Chancellor Outstanding Leadership Award
Outstanding Service Learning Student Award
Undergraduate Major Honorees
The Dean's Award is presented to an outstanding undergraduate student in each college offering undergraduate degree programs at UNO. The Dean's Award is based on a combination of outstanding scholastic achievement and demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community. The recipient is selected by the Dean from among the Undergraduate Major Honorees.
This award is presented annually to two graduate students during the Student Honors Convocation. At the time of nomination, the graduate recipients must have completed at least 18 hours of graduate work with a GPA of 3.75 or higher, demonstrated academic excellence, and have no outstanding incomplete grades ("IP" grades on thesis/dissertation are allowed).
Nominations may be submitted by faculty members, students, or administrators. The nominators should be working with graduate students and be able to assess their performance in academic and professional roles. Both part-time and full-time graduate students are eligible; nominees may not have graduated prior to the spring semester in which the award is presented.
For complete information regarding the application process, please click here.
All nominations should be submitted to the student's Graduate Program Committee who will select qualified nominees and documentation to the Graduate Scholarship/Fellowship Committee via the Office of Graduate Studies.
The Outstanding Student Athlete Awards are presented to one male and one female student athlete. Honorees are also selected on the basis of academic and athletic achievement, in addition to their contributions to the university and the community. Nominated students must be currently enrolled.
For complete information regarding the application process, please contact Lindsey Ekwerekwu, Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Success.
Selection of the recipient is based on a combination of outstanding scholastic achievement, and demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community. The recipient is selected by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs from the Dean's Award recipients.
This award recognizes an undergraduate student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership through influential participation in campus organizations and community volunteer work, in addition to scholarly achievement.
For complete information regarding the application process, please contact Kristina Cammarano, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
This award recognizes a student enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate service learning courses who demonstrates a thorough understanding of reflective practice techniques in coursework, provides service for a community agency in an outstanding manner, establishes and maintains an excellent relationship with the community agency, and embraces the philosophy of service learning and community service.
For complete information regarding the application process, please contact Kirsten Case at (402) 554.4043 or firstname.lastname@example.org Nomination deadline is December 15, 2017. Click here for nomination form.
Honorees are selected on the basis of academic achievement, as well as their contributions to the university and the community. Honorees are required to have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Click here to download the Honors Honoree Form.
President's Excellence Awards
The University of Nebraska annually presents two distinguished awards to recognize the entrepreneurial activites of students at the University of Nebraska and businesses with a link to the University. Click here for further information.
Phi Kappa Phi
Honoring outstanding academic achievement, students may elect membership in the nation's most-selective, all-disciplinary honor society, Phi Kappa Phi. Students are selected by invitation only and will be honored during the annual Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Ceremony. Click here for eligibility requirements.
National Scholarships & Fellowships
UNO's Honors Program offers academically ambitious and high-achieving students a community of excellence. Click here for national scholarships and fellowships.
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