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Bulldogs go above and beyond. Our annual student awards recognize not just the best and brightest among the student body, but they also give students a chance to say thanks to a member of the staff or faculty who have gone the extra mile to make UMD a better place. Nominations are accepted in the spring each year, and recipients are honored at a ceremony that celebrates both our sung and unsung heroes.
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The Arrowhead Award is given for exemplary service to a student organization. Each organization or representative may honor up to five individual members of their group per year.
Bulldog Award: Graduate and Undergraduate
The Bulldog Award honors students who have served in at least one area where their outstanding service has positively affected the University community in the past calendar year. Undergraduate recipients are typically juniors or seniors.
The purpose of the Featherman Award is to publicly recognize and honor the student or students who have best exhibited, by personal example and actions, accomplishments that encourage greater understanding between diverse groups.
The Leadership Award is given to first- or second-year undergraduate students who have served in at least one area where their exemplary service and leadership qualities have positively affected the University community in the past calendar year.
Outstanding Student Organization Award
This award is given to the registered student organization that has displayed outstanding growth and support of its members, as well as demonstrated outstanding service to the University and/or greater community in the past academic year.
Sieur Du Luth Award
The Sieur Du Luth Award is the highest award given to a UMD undergraduate. It honors exemplary service of three or more years to student organizations, the University, and the community. It can be awarded only once to a student or students who expect to graduate within one semester following the award, or who have graduated within one semester preceding the award.
Outstanding Academic Adviser
This award is given to an academic adviser who has gone above and beyond requirements in their position. The winner displays a genuine concern for the wellbeing of the students advised.
This award is given to a member or members of the faculty who display outstanding abilities in the realm of teaching and instruction, calling particular attention to their contributions to the UMD community; to the educational advancement of students; and to the general pursuit of knowledge by all.
This award is given to any non-student, non-faculty employee of the University--P&A, Civil Service, AFSCME or Teamster--who has demonstrated support and concern for the wellbeing of students and the University. The individual or individuals go above and beyond the requirements of their position to aid students.
Outstanding Adviser to a Student Organization
The winner of this award is one who has gone beyond requirements as an adviser to a student organization, and who has displayed a genuine commitment to fostering the growth and development of the student organization in the past academic year.
The Sustainability Inspiration Awards
This award acknowledges student, staff, and faculty contributions to sustainability efforts at UMD, including but not limited to: sustainability awareness, education or leadership efforts, energy savings, greenhouse gas reduction, waste minimization, local agriculture and economy, and other resource-saving activities.