Awards for Academic Excellence (2023)

Faculty/Librarian Lifetime Achievement Award

This annual award is intended to honor distinction in the full range of faculty and librarian professional roles achieved over the span of an individual’s career at Bridgewater State University.

2022 Recipient
Dr. George Serra
Department of Political Science

Dr. George Serra has contributed substantially to the development of political science and public administration during his 25 years at Bridgewater State. He is an authoritative expert on the impact of casework in the United States House of Representatives with more than 15 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as, The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and The Journal of Legislative Studies. The Democratic Governance and Leadership Program, which earned national recognition, was founded and led by Dr. Serra for 20 years. He was the first BSU faculty member to receive an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship to serve as a fellow and legislative team member. Dr. Serra’s service to the university community includes multiple firsts, such as the founding chairperson of the Institutional Review Board, the founding campus liaison for The Washington Center Program for Internships and Academic Seminars, and the founding coordinator of the interdisciplinary Civic Education and Community Leadership minor. As a chair for the Department of Political Science, Dr. Serra led undergraduate curriculum reform and accreditation of the Master in Public Administration, including an articulation agreement with Stonehill College for their students to move into the BSU MPA program. Dr. Serra also served as a faculty coordinator of the Mandela Washington Fellows Program. In the classroom, Dr. Serra engages students in research projects and course presentations that bring theory to practice, furthering student understanding of legislative processes and legislative-executive affairs. As a dedicated student mentor, he facilitates internships and assists with graduate school and law school applications. Dr. Serra’s lifetime achievements while at BSU have impacted and changed the institution and students’ education and opportunity.

Class of 1950 Distinguished Faculty Research Award

The Class of 1950 Distinguished Faculty Research Award was created through an endowment established by the class on the occasion of its 50th reunion. This award is presented annually to full-time faculty members or librarians and recognizes two distinct categories of work, published books (monographs, edited volumes, textbooks, etc.) and scholarly papers or creative works, both published or presented during the previous year.

2022 Recipient
Dr. Luzi Shi
Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Luzi Shi’s peer-reviewed publication, “Crime trend perceptions, negative emotions, and public punitiveness: a survey of information treatment,” published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, (2021), builds upon prior research on inaccurate crime trend perceptions, negative emotions, public punitiveness, and information treatment. She examined two questions; if crime trend perceptions predict emotions about crime and indirectly predict punitiveness through emotions about crime, and if providing people with accurate crime information reduces negative feelings about crime and subsequently reduces punitiveness. After survey data analysis of a nationwide sample, her data showed that perceptions of rising crime trends were related to punitiveness both directly and indirectly through anger about crime. Exposure to accurate crime information did not alleviate anger about or fear of crime, but, surprisingly, increased support for punitive criminal justice policies. Her study findings highlight the importance of empirically based social decision-making, that is, using intuitive and simple approaches such as exposing the public to crime statistics may be ineffective and even counterproductive.

Presidential Fellowship Award

This highly competitive annual award affords a faculty member the opportunity to focus exclusively on research for an entire academic year. In addition to two semesters of course release time, recipients are granted a budget of up to $10,000 to pay for travel expenses, equipment, books or other related materials. Preference is given to faculty members who have an original proposal for research or creative activity, whose scholarly work is poised for significant growth and who have a carefully designed plan for the use of their release time. Upon completion of the fellowship year, the awardee is expected to present a public lecture or presentation to the campus community.

2022 Recipient
Dr. Ellen Scheible

Department of English

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Dr. Ellen Scheible is an ambitious scholar whose published works cover a range of Irish literary and intellectual history. Her stature within the field of Irish Studies is evidenced by invitations to contribute to edited collections and special edition journals. On campus, her commitment is evident in her work as a founding coordinator of BSU’s Irish Studies Program and interdisciplinary minor. From this foundation, Dr. Scheible has proposed to write a monograph, Domestic/Violence: Body, Home, and Nation in Irish Fiction and Film, as her Presidential Fellow project. Her monograph will explore 20th and 21st century texts and films that wrestle with the Irish domestic interior, offering readings on the power and authority of the feminized body in national development. The pretext for the monograph is that Irish filmmakers and writers, particularly poets and novelists, from the late 19th century through the present day have regularly employed the Irish domestic interior and representations of the female body as “Mother Ireland,” forming a metaphorical and biopolitical relationship between Irish femininity, motherhood and the nation. Clemson University Press, the potential publisher, indicates that the book has ‘tremendous promise’ and can ‘contribute to the field impressively.’ It will provide students, faculty, and those that work in Irish Studies and related fields an opportunity to consider the impact of gender oppression on the development of the Irish nation. Dr. Scheible anticipates that the writing process will impact her teaching, her work with the Irish Studies Program, and her connections with potential scholars.

Dr. Robert A. Daniel Award for Racial Justice, Equity, and Inclusion:
Supporting the Success of Racially Minoritized Students Attending BSU

Bridgewater State University is a nationally recognized leader in student success because of our demonstrated ability to close racial equity gaps in graduation rates (The Education Trust, 2015; The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2021). Despite our commitment, BSU’s Racial Justice Taskforce Report identified additional work is needed to support the success of racially minoritized students enrolled at BSU. Efforts that facilitate academic access, retention and success for racially minoritized students are a critical institutional priority. This award recognizes the efforts and achievements of full-time tenure track/tenured faculty members and librarians who facilitate the success of racially minoritized students. This award carries the name of the late Dr. Robert A. Daniel, an artist and pioneering educator, who was the first African American professor hired at BSU.

2022 Recipient
Professor Tina Mullone
Department of Dance

Professor Tina Mullone describes her pedagogy as encouraging “students to share the most authentic parts of themselves using dance as a form of self-expression.” She strives to make “students feel comfortable sharing their personal experiences, embracing their own cultural identities and living out their values.” At the same time, she introduces students to “artistic dance practices that push beyond the boundary of European aesthetically pleasing dance.” Professor Mullone helps students to view dance as a means of expressing social justice ideals. In reflecting on Professor Mullone’s teaching, curriculum development, creative work, service and advising, a colleague noted that she “is essentially an initiative unto herself that supports the retention/persistence of BSU’s racially minoritized students by sharing in their lives. She does more than her part to diversify and establish a safe campus for the next generation of Black and non-Black students of color and faculty. Her work opens the doors to broad participation and high achievement.”

Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching

This award recognizes outstanding performance and/or innovation in teaching at either the undergraduate or graduate level. It is presented annually to no more than two Bridgewater State University faculty members who have taught as full-time faculty at the university for at least four years.

2022 Recipient
Dr. Margaret Black
Department of Computer Science

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Dr. Margaret Black teaches computer design, operating systems, and artificial intelligence using interactive approaches, such as live coding within the classroom. Every course is focused on her original creative design projects, such as robots, neural networks, Gameboy emulators and computer games for mobile phones. Her students often create tangible products which have earned them jobs or internships. Dr. Black has constructed a variety of novel courses, such as Embedded Systems, which pairs students with Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics faculty who have a computer design project, and the History of Computing, where students work with computers from the 1950s to 1980s. Her best moments are when she inspires students who respond with “I didn't know that someone like me could actually do that.” Dr. Black has mentored numerous capstone projects, ATP summer students and students engaged in NSF’s International Research Experiences for Students Program. She helped to create the GAANN fellowship, designed for three graduate students to have free tuition in exchange for assistance with classroom instruction. Dr. Black’s scholarship examines computer engineering pedagogy, and her work has been published with student co-authors in the Journal of Computer Sciences in Colleges and presented with student collaborators at research conferences beyond BSU, including international venues.

2022 Recipient
Dr. Inkyoung Kim
Department of Political Science

Dr. Inkyoung Kim’s approach to teaching international relations and comparative politics integrates her identities as a learner, an innovator and an activist. To help students develop independent critical thinking and problem-solving skills, they create their own research questions in her courses and she facilities their work toward answering them and then presenting their findings at the Student Arts and Research Symposium. Dr. Kim used a letter writing assignment to help students learn about expressing their concerns, engaging in conversations with BSU’s decision-makers and highlighting the need for change. She is constantly inspired by students’ comments and questions as they help her to see things in new ways, as much as she helps them to learn and grow. Dr. Kim has encouraged students to make their dreams a reality; she mentored students to compete in the Undergraduate International Policy Competition, recruited students to speak on a panel at the 7th Annual First Gen Summit, supervised Adrian Tinsley Program Summer Grant recipients, mentored Sustainability Program interns, and presented and co-authored scholarly research in collaboration with students. Dr. Kim has published peer reviewed articles and book chapters and is responsible for a community-wide conversation about BSU’s curriculum alignment with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Presidential Award for Distinguished Full-time Temporary Faculty Teaching

This award recognizes excellence in teaching by full-time temporary faculty who have taught as a full-time temporary faculty member at BSU for at least three of the last six years. The award is presented annually to one faculty member, currently serving in a full-time temporary role.

2022 Recipient
Professor Sarah Bedard
Department of Theatre

Professor Sarah Bedard’s objective as a theatre educator is to give students a voice by fostering an environment in which they are heard, both in their art and in their lives. Theatre students learn to look at the world through different lenses, to ask questions and to deeply listen to different perspectives without judgment. If students take those skills into the world, they will be stronger members of society. Professor Bedard has mentored honors students, served on departmental committees and wrote the department’s new mission statement. Her background as a professional actor and role as a theatre show director, has allowed her to share authentic experiences with our students. She introduced students to the Actor’s Equity rules, helping them to understand the rights and the responsibilities of professional actors, staff and crew while respecting their status as students who are still learning. Professor Bedard has advocated for the department to take on rehearsal guidelines that mirror professional standards.

Presidential Award for Distinguished Part-time Teaching

This award recognizes outstanding performance and/or innovation in teaching at either the undergraduate or graduate level. It is presented annually to Bridgewater State University faculty members who have taught as part-time faculty at the university for at least eight of the last twelve years.

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2022 Recipient
Professor George Birthisel
Department of Mathematics

Professor George Birthisel sees students thrive when they are pushed to feel challenged while also feeling supported. He structures his courses to blend student accommodations with incentives so that all students have a path to success. To humanize mistakes, Professor Birthisel demonstrates his own vulnerabilities then pivots toward rethinking mistakes as opportunities to learn which reduces barriers to asking questions. He has taught numerous courses, including mathematics readiness and the enhanced sections of college algebra. Professor Birthisel has participated in professional development offerings from the Teaching and Technology Center, the Office of Teaching and Learning and the Part-Time Faculty Program. He has embraced the use of open educational resources (OERs) and developed curriculum around OERs. He also served as one of three faculty technology fellows who worked one-on-one with mathematics faculty that experienced technological challenges in moving their courses online during the complete remote instruction period of COVID.

2022 Recipient
Professor Allison Daubert
Department of Physics, Photonics and Optical Engineering

Professor Allison Daubert states that she does not teach physics; she teaches people. Her approach is to engage students in learning physics by doing physics. Professor Daubert emphasizes that hard work, not natural ability, makes people successful scientists. Observation of her classes indicate that she knows every student and something about them, solicits student interaction well, responds to the wrong answer with the right question, and really understands what causes a misunderstanding of physics and how to have students do things that cause actual deep learning. Professor Daubert has developed courses for the department, including one for future high school physics teachers, and a women in science course which highlighted the contributions of women and under-represented minorities through storytelling. She also collaborated with full-time faculty on successful grant writing and is a major contributor to the department’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance Team supported by the American Physical Society.

2022 Recipient
Dr. Lara Watkins
Department of Anthropology

Dr. Lara Watkins teaches from the perspective that everyone in a course is a learner, including herself. Learning, for both students and professors, hinges on critical and integrative thinking, responsibility, accountability and reflection. To promote lifelong learning for her students, Dr. Watkins’ courses incorporate meta-cognitive strategies, guest speakers, one-to-one meetings and research projects or fieldwork experiences. Upon observation of her class, Dr. Watkins’ department chair indicates that she is “always seeking ways to advance inclusivity in the classroom while teaching difficult topics that elicit challenging conversations.” She aspires to help students discover something of long-term personal relevance through the study of anthropology. Dr. Watkins also engages in her own professional development, such as Safe Zone training, the Teaching Race faculty book club, and the Teacher Scholar Institute. She has advised College of Continuing Studies students, mentored undergraduate research, and presented at BSU’s Office of Teaching and Learning Conferences.

Dr. V. James DiNardo Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Bridgewater Alumni Association established this award in 1984 in honor of Dr. V. James DiNardo, executive vice president and professor emeritus. The award is presented to a full-time faculty member whose contributions include mastery of subject matter, enthusiastic teaching style and personal attention to students.

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2022 Recipient
Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson
Department of English

Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson emulates the teacher scholar model and practices an Indigenous pedagogy that is collaborative and transparent. She teaches supported sections of first year writing and has created and taught Native American Writing and Rhetoric and Native Women Writers. Her classrooms engage students in doing, creating documentaries, corn-husk dolls and physical manifestations of family memories and traditions. Dr. Anderson is a nationally recognized scholar in Indigenous rhetorics. She is the co-editor of the award-winning collection Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story: Teaching American Indian Rhetorics (Utah State Press, 2015) which received an honorable mention from a national conference for best book of scholarship. Her record of publication makes her a much sought-after speaker on the topics of Indigenous rhetorics and Indigenous and decolonial pedagogies. With her Presidential Fellowship Award of 2015-2016, Dr. Anderson solidified the nearly five years of institutional connection to Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her work with Red Cloud “exemplifies how what she researches as a scholar is made real in the world as a teacher and as a trainer of other teachers.” Recently, Dr. Anderson planned and hosted a virtual Plymouth 400 conference which brought national and international attention to BSU while addressing the “complicated, tragic, legacy that continues to inform our relationship with Indigenous populations around the world.” “She believes deeply in the power of stories to make real a theory of justice, to move it from the realm of ideas to work in the world.”

Presidential Award for Excellence in Collaboration to Improve Teaching

This award recognizes innovation in the development of teaching programs that meet well documented need(s) and have significant impact. Examples include, but are not limited to, collaborative teaching assignments, faculty, librarian and staff collaboration projects, teaching innovations specific to faculty development programs, curriculum development and/or revision, improvement in the quality of teaching through assessment or other means and new academic program initiatives.

2022 Recipients
Dr. Angela Bailey, Department of Health and Kinesiology
Dr. Maura Rosenthal, Department of Health and Kinesiology

In the Department of Health and Kinesiology, 29% of the students identify as BIPOC and the majority are enrolled in Health Studies and Public Health. BIPOC students, once enrolled in higher education, often experience poorer outcomes compared to white students. Yet, engagement in high-impact practices, such as community-based learning, provides educational benefits and fosters social connection. To address social justice and social connection for these health students, Drs. Angela Bailey and Maura Rosenthal built upon existing connections with Girls, Inc. of Taunton, a nationally affiliated youth enrichment program serving an at-risk diverse population of girls ages 5-18 years, and the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice (MRISJ). Drs. Bailey and Rosenthal were awarded a MRISJ mini grant to create and deliver a team-taught community learning opportunity to connect students in Dr. Rosenthal’s Social Justice in Physical Education course with students in Dr. Bailey’s Health Promotion Strategies course. BSU students led health studies, public health or physical education programming activities during the Girls, Inc. after school program. Activities addressed relevant health issues in Bristol County, the social determinants of health, and the importance of movement and games. Twenty-four students participated, 41% were students of color, and 75% were experiencing community-based learning for the first time. Assessment indicated that students were prompted to think of new options for their futures, especially options that impacted the lives of others. Students also felt socially connected to each other and to the faculty.

Innovations inTeachingwith Technology Award

The Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award focuses on technology innovations in teaching by full-time, full-time temporary or part-time faculty in their face-to-face, online and HyFlex courses.

2022 Recipient
Dr. Christina Hodel
Department of Communication Studies

Dr. Christina Hodel, a screenwriter and award-winning filmmaker, teaches filmmaking and film studies. Recently, she adopted a variety of innovative teaching methods and technologies to motivate her students, engage them in building new skills, and facilitate their success in her online and face-to-face courses. In her Race, Class and Gender in Media course, Dr. Hodel used Invision, an online whiteboard tool, to collaboratively develop “The Wisdom Wall.” At the end of the semester, students in the course posted topics on the wall that they wished they had known about before their course began. By doing so, they shared their new wisdom with the incoming students. In The Films of Steven Spielberg course, Dr. Hodel developed video micro-lectures, with BSU’s Screencast-o-Matic, to guide students through challenging topics. In the Introduction to Film course, students developed TikTok videos that highlighted their knowledge of new topics. She also gamified her lectures by providing each student with a buzzer for their desk and presenting a lecture with intentional errors. Students buzzed in when they discovered an error. She found them eager to complete their assigned readings before class in preparation for the upcoming competition.



What is an academic excellence award? ›

This award recognizes academic success in the classroom. To be eligible, students must meet requirements, including grade point average or, school-set criteria and choice of state tests or teacher recommendations.

How do you demonstrate academic excellence? ›

Keys to Academic Success
  1. Accept Responsibility. Remember that you alone are responsible for your academic achievement. ...
  2. Discipline Yourself. ...
  3. Manage Your Time. ...
  4. Stay Ahead. ...
  5. Help Yourself Then Ask for Help. ...
  6. Be Present and Prompt. ...
  7. Don't Quit. ...
  8. Communicate with Instructors.

What GPA do you need for academic excellence? ›

Summa Cum Laude – Awarded to students who achieve an weighted GPA of 3.90 or higher. Magna Cum Laude – Awarded to students who achieve an weighted GPA of 3.70 – 3.89. Cum Laude – Awarded to Students who achieve an weighted GPA of 3.50 – 3.69.

What is the dean's list for academic excellence? ›

The dean's list is a scholarly award for students who demonstrate academic excellence. The award is based on GPA, though specific qualifications for making the dean's list will vary by university and can change each semester.

What is an academic award example? ›

Examples of academic awards include, but are not limited to:

AP Scholar. Any “honor society” such as, International Thespian Society, National Honor Society, etc. Honor Roll. National Language Exam Recognition.

Is academic excellence award with honors? ›

Academic Excellence Award

36, s. 2016). This award, which covers the following categories: With Highest Honors (May Pinakamataas na Karangalan), With High Honors (May Mataas na Karangalan), and With Honors (May Karangalan), is the only award that shall be given this SY 2020-2021.

How would you describe your academic performance? ›

I took my academics very seriously and worked very hard for the grades I received. I am proud of the achievements I have made. But I'd also like to emphasize my extracurricular activities, where I demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills, in addition to academic success.

What are 3 things you can do to show academic integrity? ›

Department of Student Rights and Community Standards
  1. Go to class. ...
  2. Clarify instructions. ...
  3. Plan ahead. ...
  4. Know where to go for assistance. ...
  5. Follow instructions. ...
  6. Do your own work. ...
  7. Sit apart from your friends during exams. ...
  8. Know whose words or ideas you're using.

How would you describe your academic ability? ›

A general definition of academic ability is extended and effective performance in a single academic area. Examples may include: ➢ possesses a long or extended attention span for one topic. ➢ makes independent contact with, or carries on correspondence with experts in a field on interest.

Is a 3.7 high honors? ›

The three honors and their average required GPAs on a 4.0 scale include: Summa cum laude: 3.9-4.0 GPA. Magna cum laude: 3.7-3.8 GPA. Cum laude: 3.5-3.6 GPA.

What honor is a 3.7 GPA? ›

summa cum laude: at least a 3.7 total GPA (grade point average) and a class rank in the 95th percentile or above in the student's school or college.

What GPA qualifies for Dean's List? ›

With the GPA scale from 0 to 4, 4 being an A, the dean's list cutoff is typically around 3.5 to 3.7. Top 10 percent of the class in GPA.

Is Dean's List an award or honor? ›

The Dean's List is a notable academic honor that you earn at the university level. This is an important accomplishment that you can list on your resume and can demonstrate your commitment to excellence in the work you submit to your professors.

Which is better dean's list or honors list? ›

To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must complete at least 14.0 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade point for the semester, have no grade below C, and no incomplete grade. Those students satisfying the above criteria with a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above are placed on the Dean's List.

How do you list academic awards? ›

When listing your awards and accomplishments, you usually want to put them under their respective education or employment history sections. If the award is part of your education history, include it under your education summary. If it is relevant to past work experience, include it with your employment history.

Is 94.5 with high honors? ›

Computations for honors will depend on the grade acquired on the current year.
The honors given are as follows:
With Highest Honors98-99 (97.5 -99)
With High Honors95-97 (94.5 -97.49)
With Honors90-94 (89.5-94.49)

Is 94.6 with high honors? ›

Students with an average of 90.00-94.99 and with no grades below 80 are considered “With Honors”. Deportment grade should not be lower than S. They shall be recognized with an Honor Card at the end of each quarter/semester.

What is the highest academic award? ›

Graduation with Academic Distinction

Summa Cum Laude -- is awarded to candidates whose grade-point-average is 3.900 or higher. Magna Cum Laude -- is awarded to candidates whose grade-point-average is 3.700-3.899. Cum Laude -- is awarded to candidates whose grade-point-average is 3.5000-3.699.

How do you talk about your academic achievements? ›

Here are seven ways to talk about your accomplishments without sounding like a braggart:
  1. Keep The Emphasis On Your Hard Work. ...
  2. Don't Belittle Other People. ...
  3. Give Credit Where It's Due. ...
  4. Stick To The Facts. ...
  5. Express Gratitude. ...
  6. Don't Add A Qualifier. ...
  7. Avoid The Humble-Brag.
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Why do you deserve this scholarship award? ›

You Deserve This Scholarship Because You Have Passion and Persistence. Letting your passion show through in your answer allows the committee to see your dedication. You deserve this scholarship based on your love of learning, your enjoyment of your field, or your passion for growth.

How would you describe your academic strengths as a student? ›

Academic Strengths & Weaknesses FAQ

Some of the greatest academic strengths include: learning from mistakes, honesty, integrity, responsibility, commitment, time management, kindness, problem-solving, ability to follow directions, openness, and creativity.

What are the 5 main academic integrity values? ›

The Center for Academic Integrity (CAI) defines academic integrity as a commit- ment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action.

What are the 6 common values associated with academic integrity? ›

Understanding and Applying the Six Values of Academic Integrity in all Aspects of our Teaching Learning Roles and Experiences
  • Honesty. ...
  • Trust. ...
  • Fairness. ...
  • Respect. ...
  • Responsibility. ...
  • Courage.

What is academic integrity in your own words? ›

'the expectation that teachers, students, researchers and all members of the academic community act with: honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.

Which skills can one use for academic excellence? ›

It takes a combination of skills — organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation — to achieve academic success.

What are academic success skills? ›

It takes practice and dedication to learn strategies to help you become academically successful. Some examples of success skills are time management, organization, critical thinking, communication, reading comprehension, research & writing skills, and digital fluency.

How do you write academic skills in a personal statement? ›

Write about your academic achievements. What academic skills and knowledge do you have that will prepare you to succeed in your chosen subject? Write about any skills that you have gained from work experience, employment and/or volunteering opportunities and how these experiences prepare you for university study.

What is the lowest GPA to get a scholarship? ›

Some scholarship committees only consider applicants whose GPA meets a certain threshold. Minimum requirements range from around 2.0 on the lower end to 3.75 or higher for competitive academic scholarships. Generally speaking, a 3.0 GPA or higher will give you a decent shot at qualifying for a variety of scholarships.

What is the easiest scholarship to win? ›

Top easy scholarships in 2022
  • $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship.
  • $2,000 Nitro College Scholarship – No Essay.
  • $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship.
  • $5,000 Graduate School Scholarship.
  • $2,000 College Repayment Grant.
  • Annual Protestant Faith Based College Scholarship.
  • Annual Catholic College Scholarship.

What GPA do you need for a full scholarship? ›

One of the most common grade point average requirements is a 3.0 average. (Again, every scholarship provider is different and it's up to them to set their eligibility criteria, not us.) While some scholarships are based on a student's GPA, most scholarship aren't only about a student's GPA.

What GPA is required for Harvard? ›

Most students admitted to Harvard have an unweighted GPA of 4.18 or above, so you'll need to have at least a 4.2 to be seriously evaluated. To meet the Harvard requirements, you'll have to score primarily A's on your high school courses.

What are the top 3 graduates called? ›

You may be familiar with the terms summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude. Collectively known as Latin honors, these three terms signify varying levels of high academic achievement.

What GPA is all A's in honors? ›

Do Honors Classes Boost Your Weighted GPA?
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Is GPA 3.6 A or B? ›

It takes the average of all high school grades and fits them on a scale from 0.01 to 4.0 and the numbers correlate to letter grades. A 3.6 GPA correlates to an A- average, indicative of an academic record consisting of good grades in all subjects.

Is a 3.0 GPA honors? ›

Cum Laude. Cum laude is a Latin term that means “with honors” or “with praise.” It is the basic level of the three Latin honors. Most schools confer a Cum laude honor to Bachelor's students who earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.70.

What is the highest GPA? ›

The unweighted scale is most common, and the highest possible GPA on this scale is a 4.0. The unweighted scale doesn't take the difficulty of a student's classes into account. Weighted scales are also used at many high schools. Typically, they go up to a 5.0.

Is Dean's List a big deal? ›

If your university is one of the top ones in the U.S. or even in the whole world, then making the Dean's list is an achievement which is going to be recognized. The more prestigious the university, the more seriously you should consider putting Dean's list on your resume.

What percentage of students make the president's list? ›

The President's List recognizes the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division registered for a semester of 12 or more credit hours attempted for grades (A+ through F).

Should I put Dean's List on resume? ›

You should always list the Dean's list in your resume education section, because it's part of your educational history. This is also where employers expect to see it. Place the Dean's list next to the GPA on your resume.

What is considered academic excellence? ›

Academic excellence is the demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and/or excel in scholastic activities.

What are academic student awards? ›

Generally speaking, an academic honor or award is any major achievement you've made and been recognized for in some way. The form of recognition can range from an actual object, such as a trophy or plaque, to prize money, a title, or verbal recognition.

What is the difference between honors and awards? ›

Honors and Awards

It's important to remember that there is a difference between an award and an honor. An award is an achievement to be worked toward, a goal or a recognition to be earned. You can apply for an award. An honor is granted without the recipient knowing about it until it is announced.

What grades do you need for honor roll? ›

Honor Roll - A minimum of four A's and no grade lower than a B-.

Is Dean's List based on semester GPA or overall? ›

The Dean's List of University College acknowledges students who achieved a semester grade point average of a 3.5 with a minimum of 12 credit hours completed in graded courses (not CR/NC), and no grades below a "C" and no grades of "NC". Important information about Dean's List: Dean's List is noted on your transcript.

What is a 3.5 GPA in college? ›

A 3.5 GPA correlates to a B+ average and indicates that you have consistently earned above-average grades.

What is the highest academic award in high school? ›

The title of valedictorian is used to distinguish indivduals who have achieved the highest level of academic excellence. Students who earn an unweighted 4.0 GPA, through the seventh semester of high school, will receive valedictorian designation.

What is the highest award for GPA? ›

Summa cum laude, which means "with highest honor," is the highest academic award designated for students in the top 1-5% of a class or those with a GPA of 3.9-4.0. Like the magna cum laude honor, the requirements for summa cum laude may vary by institution and department.

What are the advantages of academic excellence? ›

Academic achievement can lead to higher earnings later in life. Studies have shown that people with higher levels of academic achievement tend to earn more money later in life. Therefore, the child needs to do their best in school to get a good job and earn a good income when they enter the workforce.

What are good awards to put on a resume? ›

Which awards can you include on your resume?
  • Scholarships.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Dean's list or honor roll.
  • Fellowships or grants.
  • School leadership roles.
  • High GPA.

What is a academic award? ›

academic award means an award conferred by an institution of tertiary education in recognition of achievement in a course conducted by the institution: Sample 1. academic award means a degree, diploma, certificate and other certification of academic achievement awarded by the College; Sample 1.

What awards can you give to students? ›

50 Student Award Titles to Boost Your Year-End Awards Assembly
  • Above and Beyond Award.
  • Academic Excellence Award.
  • Academic Star.
  • Achievement Award.
  • Artfully Creative Award.
  • Aspiring Author.
  • Awesome Attitude.
  • Caring Classroom Award.
17 May 2019

What award is a 3.5 GPA? ›

Typically, a GPA of 3.5 or higher is required to receive the cum laude designation, with higher GPAs necessary for magna cum laude and summa cum laude. The designation is based only on an individual student's final GPA. Other universities reserve Latin honors for a stated percentage of each graduating class.

Is a 3.25 GPA A honors? ›

High Honors: Current-year non-weighted GPA of 3.30 – 3.89 (average course grades of 3.50-3.74 for the year). Honors: Current-year non-weighted GPA of 2.70 – 3.29 (average course grades of 3.00 – 3.49 for the year).

What honors is a 3.7 GPA? ›

summa cum laude: at least a 3.7 total GPA (grade point average) and a class rank in the 95th percentile or above in the student's school or college.

What makes a student excellent? ›

A good student is the one who can work in a group, motivate others and yield productive output. Being positive, helpful, cooperative and friendly are all the traits of a good student. Such students become great team players and leaders when they grow up.

Is academic excellence a quality? ›

Simply put, academic excellence is the quality of being excellent in the field of higher education, particularly in teaching and research work.


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