University Honors Outstanding Student Award

As its name suggests, the Outstanding Student Award recognizes University Honors students who have distinguished themselves during their career at the University of Maryland. The recipient of this award receives $250 and delivers the student address at the spring Honors College Citation Ceremony on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:30pm.

Previous Winners

2018: Farida Ettefa, Biochemistry major

2017: Gavri Schreiber, Philosophy major and Chinese minor

2016: Kelly Dwyer, History and Art History double major

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have earned your Honors Citation through the University Honors program prior to the Spring Honors College Citation Ceremony. Students who earned their citations in ACES, ILS, DCC, HH, EIP, or Gemstone are not eligible for this award.
  • Overall GPA: 3.5 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Significant internship or research experience
  • Must be available and willing to address Honors Citation recipients in a short (4-6 minute) speech at the spring Honors College Citation Ceremony

Outstanding Student Award
Farida Ettefa receives the UH Outstanding Student Award from Dr. Susan Dwyer, Executive Director of the Honors College

To be considered for this award, please complete the self-nomination form using this link by March 25, 2019. Please note that this form will require you to submit speech ideas, your resume, and two UMD references.

Contact Brendan DeCoster (Graduate Assistant, University Honors) at