We Celebrate Student Achievement! 

The Winston Family University Honors Best Student Paper Awards
Each year, University Honors recognizes academic excellence with awards in three categories:
Best Essay
Best Research Paper
Best Honors Thesis

Winners receive a cash prize, a certificate of achievement, and are honored at the Academic Excellence Luncheon.

Portz Outstanding Honors Student Award
Given annually to an Honors College student with a record of exceptional academic achievement, who has also made substantial contributions to the Honors College and community.  The award is presented at the spring Honors College Citation Ceremony, and the winner may be the ceremony’s student speaker.

UMD Academic Awards

University Honors keeps students to date on the latest opportunities through our daily listserv and blog.

National Scholarships
UH students are in a good position to compete for these prestigious awards. Learn about them now! The best applicants take charge of their educational opportunities early, and learning about the national scholarships can  help students develop longer-range plans and goals.